Cutaneous manifestations of Corynebacterium group JK sepsis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 14-year-old boy developed group JK corynebacteria sepsis and a generalized erythematous macular and papular skin eruption following chemotherapy for relapse of acute lymphocytic leukemia. Lesional skin biopsy demonstrated effacement of eccrine glands by numerous pleomorphic gram-positive bacilli, morphologically consistent with Corynebacterium and confirmed by culture. This is the first known report documenting the generalized skin manifestations and histopathologic features associated with Corynebacterium sepsis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jerdan, MS; Shapiro, RS; Smith, NB; Virshup, DM; Hood, AF

Published Date

  • February 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 444 - 447

PubMed ID

  • 3469229

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3469229

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0190-9622(87)70058-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States