A case of necrotizing fasciitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fasciitis
  • Pneumococcal Infections

abstract

  • We report a patient suffering from necrotizing fasciitis. The principal pathogen was Streptococcus pneumoniae. As far as we are aware, this is the first reported case of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) attributable to this organism. We discuss the pathogenesis of NF, and review the literature relating to this disorder.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7669624

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 128

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 133

number

  • 1