Spontaneous dermal abscesses and ulcers as a result of Serratia marcescens.
Serratia sp have only rarely been reported as isolates from leg ulcers. We describe the case of a middle-aged man with a medical history significant for alcohol-induced cirrhosis who presented with rapidly progressive skin ulcers initially starting as purple nodules. These skin ulcers and underlying dermal abscesses were found to be a result of S marcescens, with the presumed portal of entry being a toe-web infection.
Friedman, ND; Peterson, NB; Sumner, WT; Alexander, BD
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- 49 / 2 Suppl Case Reports
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