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A Lethal Case of Pseudomonas putida Bacteremia Due to Soft Tissue Infection

Thomas, Benjamin S. MD*; Okamoto, Koh MD*; Bankowski, Matthew J. PhD†‡§; Seto, Todd B. MD, MPH*‡∥

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318276956b
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Abstract: Pseudomonas putida is an uncommon cause of skin and soft tissue infections. It is often associated with trauma or immunocompromised state. We present the first lethal case of bacteremia due to skin and soft tissue infections, which had malnutrition, immobility, and peripheral vascular disease as risk factors.

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From the *Departments of Medicine, and†Pathology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; ‡The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI; §Diagnostic Services, Inc, Aiea, HI and ∥Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Correspondence to: Benjamin Stuart Thomas, MD, Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, 1356 Lusitana St, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. E-mail:

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Sources of Support: Dr. Seto is supported in part by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (U54RR026136) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54MD007584), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The content of this paper is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NCRR, NIMHHD, or NIH. The other authors report no sources of support.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.