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X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (XLA) presenting with neutropenia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa cellulitis
  1. J M MacMahon1,
  2. M Ni Chroinin2,
  3. J Hourihane2,
  4. T R Leahy1
  1. 1 Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jayne M MacMahon, Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; jaynemacmahon{at}

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A 13-month-old fully vaccinated boy presented with a 2-day history of dactylitis, paronychia and fever. He was noted to be neutropaenic with neutrophil count of <0.1×109/L. Incision and drainage of the abscess was performed and culture of drained pus was unexpectedly positive for P seudomonas aeruginosa. He …

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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