Author(s): Shah A, Nguyen J, Sullivan LM, Chikwava KR, Yan AC,
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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 lymphoblastic 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. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
This article was published in Pediatr Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases