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On July 8, 2014, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) laboratory identified Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, in a blood specimen collected from a man (patient A) hospitalized with pneumonia. The organism had been previously misidentified as Pseudomonas luteola by an automated system in the hospital laboratory.(More)
PURPOSE Studies investigating the association between macrolides and outcomes in both pulmonary and nonpulmonary critically ill patients are limited. We aimed to examine the association between azithromycin use and clinical outcomes in severe sepsis patients with and without pneumonia receiving mechanical ventilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
A 65-year-old man with treated latent tuberculous infection presented with 1 week of fevers (up to 39.6°C), chills, headache, lightheadedness, and malaise. He reported a chronic, nonproductive cough without hemoptysis but denied other localizing symptoms, sick contacts, or recent travel. He lived in an urban area in eastern Colorado and owned one healthy(More)
From the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (C.L.F., K.M.E.), and Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine (K.M., P.L.S.), University of Colorado, and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Hospital (P.R.) — both in Aurora. Address reprint requests to Dr. Erlandson at the(More)
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