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Cutaneous Legionella infections in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients


To date, only twenty cases of cutaneous legionellosis have been reported. Cutaneous legionellosis has heterogeneous manifestations including abscesses, nodules, and cellulitis. The detection of most cutaneous Legionella species requires specific diagnostic cultures and assays. Herein, we report a case of cutaneous legionella in a hematopoietic cell transplantation recipient with culture-negative nodules unresponsive to empiric antibiotics. We also discuss the varied morphology of cutaneous legionellosis and important diagnostic considerations.

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