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Cellulitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1571440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the most common cause of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, its involvement in skin infection is notably infrequent. A review of the literature uncovered only 13 cases of pneumococcal cellulitis in adults. Distinguishing features of skin infection by S. pneumoniae included the presence of bullae, brawny erythema, and a violaceous hue in the affected skin area. Most patients with pneumococcal cellulitis had chronic illnesses or were immunocompromised because of drug or alcohol abuse. Even with appropriate antimicrobial therapy, many patients required prolonged hospitalizations and surgery for cure. We report a case of primary pneumococcal cellulitis with secondary bacteremia in an alcoholic patient who required extensive surgical therapy and whose course was additionally complicated by acute glomerulonephritis.
M T Lawlor; H M Crowe; R Quintiliani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-03     Completed Date:  1992-06-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Diseases, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut 06115.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Alcoholism / complications
Bacteremia / etiology
Cellulitis / complications,  microbiology*
Glomerulonephritis / complications
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / complications,  microbiology*
Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification*

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