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Another cause of necrotizing fasciitis?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9354354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare condition, but has a devastating clinical course if it is not diagnosed early and treated aggressively. There are usually a number of organisms implicated in its pathogenesis, but in this case report a patient is presented in whom the only organism isolated from both tissue and blood cultures was Clostridium septicum. This organism almost always causes a myonecrosis, but in this case only the superficial and deep fascial layers were affected, sparing the underlying muscle. Clostridium septicum resulting in a true necrotizing fasciitis with no myonecrosis and being the only isolate from both blood and tissue cultures has not been previously reported in literature.
F Schreuder; M Chatoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0163-4453     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-16     Completed Date:  1997-12-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Clostridium Infections / microbiology*
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / microbiology*
Fatal Outcome

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