MICHAEL S. PARANKA; BRENT M. MYERS, M.D.; KENNETH BINMOELLER, M.D.; EDWARD NELSON, M.D.
To the editor: Donor-site cellulitis after saphenous venectomy for coronary artery bypass has been previously reported ( 1, 2). We report a case of cellulitis involving two distinct vein donor sites after a dental procedure.
A 61-year-old Latin American man had triple coronary artery bypass surgery in July 1980. Two months after surgery he developed spontaneous cellulitis involving both donor sites of the right leg. The infection responded to intravenous nafcillin therapy. In 1984 he developed fever, chills, and malaise 1 day after a dental extraction. The next day cellulitis of the right leg became apparent, and he was admitted
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PARANKA MS, MYERS BM, BINMOELLER K, NELSON E. Cellulitis at Vein-Donor Sites. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:881. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-881_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):881.
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