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A previously healthy, immunocompetent 6-month-old girl presented with a 4-day history of fever and a deep, blackish eschar surrounded by extended ulceration and erythema on her right cheek (figure 1), rapidly evolved despite initial treatment with a Calendula and Gentamicin homeopathic ointment.
She had not received antibiotics previously.
Blood tests at admission showed leukocytosis (white blood cells 10 640/mm3, reference range 6000–17 500/mm3) with normal neutrophil count (N …
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