Necrotizing cellulitis caused by Legionella micdadei

Joyce A. Kilborn, Lisa A. Manz, Mark O'Brien, Margaret C. Douglass, H. Mathilda Horst, Warren Kupin, Evelyn J. Fisher

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Legionella micdadei is primarily considered a pathogen of the pulmonary tract of immunocompromised patients, the majority of whom have been renal transplant recipients. We report the case of a necrotizing soft tissue infection in a cadaveric renal transplant recipient resulting in amputation of the left arm. Only one other extrathoracic bacteriologically documented L. micdadei infection has been reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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