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April 7, 1975

Diplococcus pneumoniae Cellulitis in Drug Addicts

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Disease Service (Drs. Lewis and Richmond), Harlem Hospital Center (Dr. McGrory), and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Dr. Lewis), New York.

JAMA. 1975;232(1):54-55. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03250010036022

Cellulitis caused by Diplococcus pneumoniae was diagnosed in two heroin users. To our knowledge, this medical emergency, clinically indistinguishable from deep fasciitis or pyomyositis, has not previously been reported as having been caused by the agent identified in these two patients.

(JAMA 232:54-55, 1975)