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Leclercia Adecarboxylata Cellulitis in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Abstract: 

Leclercia adecarboxylata is a rare, gram-negative rod that has been infrequently reported in the literature. The organism has been documented to cause solitary infections in immunocompromised hosts and polymicrobial wound infections in the immunocompetent. We present a case of an 8-year-old boy with significant past medical history of acute lymphobastic leukemia who developed cellulitis due to local infection by L. adecarboxylata. This case is presented to raise awareness of this rare organism’s ability to cause common cutaneous disease, especially in the immunocompromised.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2: Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3: Department of Pediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication date: March 1, 2011

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