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Serratia marcescens necrotizing fasciitis presenting as bilateral breast necrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22837315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serratia marcescens is an extremely rare cause of necrotizing fasciitis. We report the first case of necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall due to infection with S. marcescens that initially manifested as bilateral breast necrosis. The patient had a fulminant course leading to death within 72 h of presentation. Literature pertinent to S. marcescens-mediated necrotizing fasciitis is also reviewed.
Tayyab Rehman; Thomas A Moore; Leonardo Seoane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  2013-01-09     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3406-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
Breast / pathology*
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / diagnosis*,  pathology*
Fatal Outcome
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Necrosis / pathology*
Serratia Infections / diagnosis*,  pathology*
Serratia marcescens / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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