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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318053d1df
Case Reports

Staphylococcal Sepsis and Thrombophlebitis in an Adolescent

Petrocheilou, Argyri MD*; Gavrilita, Cristina E. MD*; Jonna, Siva MD*†; Fisher, Margaret C. MD*

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Abstract

A 16-year-old male patient with no risk factors for sepsis and no history of trauma presented with fever, arm abscess, limping, and swollen ankle; over hours, he developed septic shock related to septic thrombophlebitis. Staphylococcus aureus was recovered from cultures of the blood, arm abscess, and leg tissue.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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