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Klebsiella pneumoniae necrotizing fasciitis in a Latino male.
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PMID:  22820688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Necrotizing fasciitis, caused by K. pneumoniae, is a rare and life-threatening bacterial infection. Most documented cases have been reported from Asia, particularly with an association to diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of this infection in the United States is rare, especially among persons of non-Asian descent and those without travel to Asia. We report a case of disseminated necrotizing fasciitis, caused by K. pneumoniae, in a Latino male with diabetes mellitus. Given our review of the literature, this is the only case report of a Latino patient with Klebsiella necrotizing fasciitis in the United States. This case may reflect the geographical spread and emergence of K. pneumoniae infection in the United States. Clinicians need to be aware of the possible relationship between this organism and necrotizing fasciitis in persons of Latino descent with diabetes mellitus.
Jon Persichino; Richard Tran; Made Sutjita; Daniel Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5644     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Riverside County Regional Medical Center;
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