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Legionella feeleii: An unusual organism associated with cutaneous infection in an immunocompromised patient

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gareth Parry, Dr Simon Meggitt


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© 2017 British Association of Dermatologists. We report a 23-year-old immunocompromised woman who, following cardiac transplantation, presented with an unusual cutaneous eruption. She developed a widespread pustular rash, systemic symptoms and a high temperature with raised inflammatory markers. The diagnosis was reached when a skin biopsy was cultured onto Legionella agar (buffered charcoal yeast extract) and Legionella feeleii was isolated. The patient was treated with 6 weeks of moxifloxacin and her cutaneous lesions gradually resolved. Cutaneous Legionella infections are uncommon and usually affect immunocompromised patients.

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Author(s): Verykiou S, Goodhead C, Parry G, Meggitt S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Year: 2018

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 300-302

Print publication date: 01/04/2018

Online publication date: 26/12/2017

Acceptance date: 18/05/2017

ISSN (print): 0307-6938

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2230

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/ced.13346


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