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Escherichia coli cellulitis: two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1357899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases of cellulitis of the legs occurring in adults where Escherichia coli (E. coli) was, or probably was, the causative bacterial agent. E. coli and other gram-negative bacilli cellulitis are rarely reported. However, in cellulitis, the causative microorganism is rarely identified, and some cases of E. coli cellulitis could be unrecognized. Furthermore, classical risk factors for gram-negative sepsis are characterized by a state of leucocyte dysfunction which could explain the possibility of a severe, even lethal, course of gram-negative cellulitis. Therefore, the occurrence of cellulitis in patients with risk factors should prompt attempts at isolating the pathogenic microorganism, and a broad spectrum of antibiotic therapy should be initiated.
J Castanet; J P Lacour; C Perrin; I Bodokh; J F Dor; J P Ortonne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-23     Completed Date:  1992-11-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Nice, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cellulitis / microbiology*,  therapy
Escherichia coli Infections* / therapy

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