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Perirectal Abscess Caused by Legionella pneumophila and Mixed Anaerobic Bacteria

PAUL M. ARNOW, M.D.; EDWARD J. BOYKO, M.D.; and ELIOT L. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
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Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Hospital; Chicago, Illinois


Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(2):184-185. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-184
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Legionella pneumophila is primarily a pulmonary pathogen that rarely causes infection at other sites. Clinically apparent extrapulmonary lesions have been described in only three patients with Legionnaires' disease and have involved hemodialysis fistula or kidney (1, 2). One additional patient had histologic evidence of focal myocarditis at autopsy (3). We report a patient with a perirectal abscess from which L. pneumophila was isolated. This is the first patient in whom mixed infection of L. pneumophila with anaerobic bacteria has been described.

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