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We describe an immunocompromised patient with disseminated Legionella pneumophila infection. A chronic leg ulcer was probably the port of entry for the infection. Treatment required several operations and prolonged antimicrobial treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of Legionella soft tissue infection and pneumonia treated with(More)
Administration of the BCG vaccine to all newborns was discontinued in Finland by the end of August 2006. Since then the vaccination has been given targetedly to children having an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis. We describe a child of six months and Finnish origin with diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis. The child did not belong to any risk group(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of tuberculosis cases in Finland has decreased. Cases among immigrants have, however, increased, and the disease may not be recognized early enough. METHODS We describe four group exposures to tuberculosis that occurred in Finland, the index patient coming from a country with a high incidence rate of tuberculosis. RESULTS Over(More)
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