HERBERT M. DEAN, M.D.; ROBERT M. POST, M.D.
Treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia with combined therapy has produced an increased prevalence of remissions (1). Associated with the use of immunosuppressive agents and antibiotic therapy is an increasing frequency of infections with organisms that are not common human pathogens (2, 3). The following is a report of a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia who developed septicemia and joint involvement with the organism Aeromonas.
Patient R. D. (BCH 2041162), a 16-year-old white girl, was seen at the Tufts Hematology Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, in July 1965 after 4 months of increasing fatigue, easy bruising, and anemia. Physical examination
DEAN HM, POST RM. Fatal Infection with Aeromonas hydrophila in a Patient with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1177–1179. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1177
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1177-1179.
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