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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009

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Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Patera Foot) in Immigrants, Spain

Hugo-Guillermo Ternavasio-de la Vega, Alfonso Ángel-Moreno, Michele Hernández-Cabrera, Elena Pisos-Álamo, Margarita Bolaños-Rivero, Cristina Carranza-Rodriguez, Antonio Calderín-Ortega, and José-Luis Pérez-Arellano
Author affiliations: Hospital Universitario of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain (H.-G. Ternavasio-de la Vega); Clinica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain (A. Ángel-Moreno); Hospital Universitario Insular of Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain (M. Hernández-Cabrera, E. Pisos-Álamo, M. Bolaños-Rivero, C. Carranza-Rodriguez, A. Calderín-Ortega, J.L. Pérez-Arellano); University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (M. Hernández-Cabrera, C. Carranza-Rodriguez, J.L. Pérez-Arellano)

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Progression of infection (patera foot) in case-patient 7, a previously healthy 21-year-old immigrant from sub-Saharan Africa who reached Spain by sea crossing on a small boat (patera). A) Initial severe skin and soft tissue infection of the lower limbs; B) extensive debridement of the left foot; C) left foot after skin allograft.

Figure. Progression of infection (patera foot) in case-patient 7, a previously healthy 21-year-old immigrant from sub-Saharan Africa who reached Spain by sea crossing on a small boat (patera). A) Initial severe skin and soft tissue infection of the lower limbs; B) extensive debridement of the left foot; C) left foot after skin allograft.

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