1921
Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

In Zaire, we studied 180 patients with infections and found 14 with a history of antecedent trauma at the site of the lesion (e.g., gunshot and land mine injuries, penetrating wood splinters, and scorpion stings). Two patients developed lesions following hypodermic injections. We believe that trauma is an important mode of transmitting infections, or of introducing the etiologic agent into the dermis or subcutaneous tissue from superficially contaminated skin.

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1974-09-01
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  • Accepted : 02 Feb 1974

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