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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318276956b
Case Reports

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*‡∥

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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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