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J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan;47(1):258-63. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01250-08. Epub 2008 Oct 15.

Two cases of necrotizing fasciitis due to Acinetobacter baumannii.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland, MC 0001, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. Angella.Charnot-Katsikas@uchospitals.edu

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis has conventionally been associated with the streptococci, and when it is caused by other organisms, it is most often the result of a polymicrobial infection. We report on two cases of fatal monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis due to Acinetobacter baumannii, an unusual finding that may be an indication of enhanced virulence of the organism.

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