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Recovery of Bacteria and Fungi From a Leg Wound

Winter 2015

Washington M, Barnhill JC, Duff MA, Griffin J. 15(4). 113 - 116. (Journal Article)


Acute and chronic wound infections can both be encountered in the deployed setting. These wounds are often contaminated by bacteria and fungi derived from the external environment. In this article, we present the case of a wound infection simultaneously colonized by Enterobacter cloacae (a bacterial pathogen) and Trichosporon asahii (an unusual fungal pathogen). We describe the examination and treatment of the patient and review the distinguishing characteristics of each organism

Keywords: infection; bacteria; fungi; Enterobacter cloacae; Trichosporon asahii

PMID: 26630106

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