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Necrotizing fasciitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in a healthy 68-year old man: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19999397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pneumococcal necrotizing soft-tissue infection (NSTI) is described and 16 cases available in literature are reviewed. Pneumococcal NSTI seems to be the consequence of hematogeneous shedding of pneumococci, with frequent involvement of articulations. Furthermore, pneumococcal NSTI present like other NSTI, with a high mortality and the need for a combined surgical and medical therapy.
M Mylle; J Goubau; M Bourgeois; S J Vandecasteele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-14     Completed Date:  2010-02-18     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / microbiology*,  therapy
Myositis / microbiology
Pneumococcal Infections / diagnosis*
Soft Tissue Infections / microbiology,  therapy

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