Jon Persichino

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Necrotizing fasciitis, caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae, is a rare and life-threatening bacterial infection. Most documented cases have been reported from Asia, particularly associated with diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of this infection in the USA is rare, especially among persons of non-Asian descent and those without travel to Asia. We report a case(More)
BACKGROUND Coxsackie B is a viral pathogen that presents with various invasive diseases in adults. Historically, the majority of adult cases with pericarditis or myocarditis have been attributed to coxsackievirus B. The presentation of this viral infection causing effusive-constrictive pericarditis, hepatitis or pancreatitis is rare. This case report is the(More)
We report a patient with AIDS who had an anaphylactic-like reaction from trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Clinical suspicion of anaphylaxis should be considered in patients presenting with fever, hypotension, eosinophilia, rash, flushing or pulmonary infiltrates after initial exposure and re-exposure to the medication. This case highlights the need for(More)
Surgical site infections (SSIs) increase morbidity and mortality in patients and contribute to significant clinical and economic burden. Breast surgery has one of the highest SSI rates (2.8%–38.3%) especially in patients undergoingmastectomies. Recommendations for SSI prevention practices include showering or bathing with an antiseptic agent before the(More)
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