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Monomicrobial Pseudomonas necrotizing fasciitis: A case of infection by two strains and a review of 37 cases in the literature.
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PMID:  22126406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Necrotizing fasciitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa is rare. We report a case of monomicrobial Pseudomonas necrotizing fasciitis and review 37 cases in the literature. The mortality rate was 30%, and most infections occurred in the immunocompromised. Clinicians should consider empiric pseudomonal antibiotic coverage in the severely immunocompromised with potentially necrotizing infections.
Authors:
Jonathan S Reisman; Arnold Weinberg; Carlos Ponte; Richard Kradin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-1980     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program , Boston, MA , USA.
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