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The history holds the key in this gardener with a skin infection

Lykowski, Tara A. MMS, PA-C; Orpilla, Emil R. MMS, PA-C; Hayek, Richard J. MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: September 2008 - Volume 21 - Issue 9 - p 35–37
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Staphylococci and streptococci are the most common causes of skin infections—but when the patient is immunocompromised, keep other causative organisms in mind as well.

Tara Lykowski practices with orthopedic surgeon Richard Hayek at Northwest Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Emil Orpilla practices in orthopedic surgery at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2008 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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