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Necrotizing Fasciitis of Lower Extremity Caused by Haemophilus influenzae in a Healthy Adult With a Closed Lisfranc Injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24839630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection with an incidence of approximately 0.4 cases per 100,000 population. Although the majority of cases of necrotizing fasciitis are polymicrobial, a systematic review of the literature found only 7 reports of Haemophilus influenzae as the causal agent, and only 1 incidence of H influenzae causing the infection in a healthy adult. This report documents the unusual case of necrotizing fasciitis in a healthy adult with a history of smoking as her only risk factor. The patient presented with a seemingly innocuous low-grade Lisfranc injury. Our case illustrates the importance of early diagnosis and aggressive surgical management and medical treatment of necrotizing fasciitis.
R Wesley Gonzalez; Mark M Casillas; Enrique C Almaguer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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