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Pyorubin Producing Pseudomonas Scalp Infection

Rajyaguru, Neal BS*; Velez, Ana MD, FACP; Sandin, Ramon L. MD, MS, FCAP*‡; Yacoub, Abraham T. MD; Greene, John N. MD, FACP*‡

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p e91–e92
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000151
Case Reports

Abstract: We report a case of advanced basal cell carcinoma and cranial osteomyelitis. His skull bone seemed to be destroyed due to osteomyelitis, and the underlying dura was exposed with a unique color of the wound surface due to pigment-producing bacteria.

From the *University of South Florida College of Medicine; †Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine; and ‡H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL.

Correspondence to: John N. Greene, MD, FACP, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9497. E-mail: john.greene@moffitt.org.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.