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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.


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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