DAVID GINSBURG, M.D.
To the editor: Two articles in the November issue (1, 2) described 14 patients with recurrent cellulitis after coronary artery bypass surgery. We report the case of an additional patient, which is of interest because infection due to Streptococcus was documented, and prophylactic antibiotics were found to be effective.
A 74-year-old man had had triple coronary artery bypass surgery in September 1980. Virtually the entire length of the left saphenous vein was removed, from the ankle to the groin. After surgery he had moderate edema of his left leg. About 2 months after surgery he was hospitalized for cellulitis, which
GINSBURG D. Cellulitis and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Ann Intern Med. ;98:259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-259_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(2):259.
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