Monomicrobial Pseudomonas necrotizing fasciitis: a case of infection by two strains and a review of 37 cases in the literature.
Necrotizing fasciitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa is rare. We report a case of monomicrobial Pseudomonas necrotizing fasciitis and review 37 cases in the literature. The mortality rate was 30%, and most infections occurred in the immunocompromised. Clinicians should consider empiric pseudomonal antibiotic coverage in the severely immunocompromised with potentially necrotizing infections.
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Reisman, J. S., Weinberg, A., Ponte, C., & Kradin, R. (2012). Monomicrobial Pseudomonas necrotizing fasciitis: a case of infection by two strains and a review of 37 cases in the literature. Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, 44(3), 216–221. https://doi.org/10.3109/00365548.2011.626441
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine