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Surgical Wound Infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae After a Cat-Scratch Disease.
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PMID:  23222165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is mostly known as an agent of meningitis and pneumonia. We present what is believed to be a previously unreported case of pneumococcal disease, involving an inguinal wound. A 10-year-old male patient underwent surgical removal of a cat-scratch disease-related enlarged groin lymph node; infection of the wound was soon observed, with multidrug-resistant S pneumoniae growing from the lesion discharge. This communication expands the spectrum of skin ulcer-infecting pathogens; in fact, although pneumococcus has been known to mostly affect central nervous system and airways, we observed a surgical wound infection by this organism.
Vincenzo Savini; Valerio Cecinati; Daniela Onofrillo; Nicola Pietro Consilvio; Ennio Polilli; Carlo Crescenzi; Paolo Fazii; Domenico D'Antonio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of lower extremity wounds     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1552-6941     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Low Extrem Wounds     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128359     Medline TA:  Int J Low Extrem Wounds     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara (PE), Italy.
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