F. JOHNSON PUTNEY, M.D.
The pneumococcus is seldom regarded as the cause of either skin or kidney lesions yet a few reports of such occurrences have been published. A number of observers describe the appearance of non-specific skin eruptions during pneumonia,1 but others record the actual isolation of pneumococci from the lesions.2 Mann and Gerboth2 recovered pneumococci from a nodular eruption on the legs. Wakefield's patient with type II pneumococcic pneumonia developed intramuscular abscesses in the deltoid region and on the thigh. Schmidt-LaBaume and Otto noted vesicular lesions on the skin and mucous membranes from which pneumococci were isolated. Subcutaneous abscesses were noted in
PUTNEY FJ. RARE SEQUELAE OF PNEUMONIA; SUBCUTANEOUS, INTRAMUSCULAR AND RENAL ABSCESSES CAUSED BY TYPE XIV PNEUMOCOCCUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:887–889. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-6-887
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(6):887-889.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Streptococcal Infections.
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