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.
Author(s): Verykiou S, Goodhead C, Parry G, Meggitt S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
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
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