Necrotizing fasciitis with ruminococcus


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LİVAOĞLU M. , YILMAZ G., KERİMOĞLU S. , AYDIN K., KARACAL N.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.57, ss.246-248, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1099/jmm.0.47453-0
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.246-248

Özet

Necrotizing fasciitis is a life- and limb-threatening soft tissue infection. Due to its underlying predisposition and rapid progression, treatment should be started quickly using antibiotherapy and surgical intervention. Although necrotizing fasciitis is mainly caused by streptococci and staphylococci, it may also be polymicrobial. Other peptostreptococci have been reported as necrotizing fasciitis agents in the literature, though we encountered no cases of necrotizing fasciitis caused by Ruminococcus productus. Here, we describe a case of necrotizing fasciitis caused by R. productus, a Gram-positive, obligatory anaerobe.