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Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2005 Jul;16(4):221-4.

Necrotizing fasciitis resulting from human bites: A report of two cases of disease caused by group A streptococcus.

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Department of Community Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta;

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Although bite wounds are common, they are not frequently reported as a cause of necrotizing fasciitis. In the present article, two cases of bite-associated necrotizing fasciitis caused by group A streptococcus are reported. Previously published cases are also reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Bite wound; Bites; Necrotizing fasciitis; Streptococcus pyogenes

PMID:
18159548
PMCID:
PMC2095036
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