The Rudolph Sign

The Rudolph Sign: Red Nose as a Sign of Nasal Infection [Dahle and Sontheimer reported a case of what they dubbed “nasal vestibular folliculitis” (NVF) in the Dermatology Online Journal1 in March of 2012.  We saw a similar patient in November 20122.  Our patient has provided his history here, to add to the literature on NVF.  With each new case, we will learn more about this emerging disorder.] “I’m an 81 years old man, and if I remember correctly, I initially noticed tiny growth(s) in my nostrils. They were annoying more than painful.  After a few days, my nose and face became swollen and painful (7 on the pain scale3).  That … Continue reading

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