Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Patera Foot) in Immigrants, Spain
Published Date:Apr 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(4):598-600.
Africa South Of The Sahara
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Emigration And Immigration
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Skin And Soft Tissue Infection
Soft Tissue Infections
Description:An unusual skin and soft tissue infection of the lower limbs has been observed in immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who cross the Atlantic Ocean crowded on small fishing boats (pateras). Response to conventional treatment is usually poor. Extreme extrinsic factors (including new pathogens) may contribute to the etiology of the infection and its pathogenesis.
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