Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae: Case report and review of literature

Ghanem Alhujailan, Ahmed Alsuwaidi

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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a soft tissue infection associated with the infarction of the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue spreading along the superficial or deep fascial planes, with relative sparing of the underlying muscle. The cause of this condition is most often polymicrobial, but may be unimicrobial, with Streptococcus pyogenes being the most commonly reported pathogen. Haemophilus influenzae as a cause has been reported only rarely, a case of which forms the basis for the present report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-353
Number of pages2
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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