Cutaneous manifestations of Corynebacterium group JK sepsis.
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.
Jerdan, MS; Shapiro, RS; Smith, NB; Virshup, DM; Hood, AF
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