Fatal necrotizing fasciitis caused by aeromonas sobria in two diabetic patients

Yao Hung Tsai, Kuo Chin Huang, Tsung Jen Huang, Robert Wen Wei Hsu

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Abstract

We report two rare cases of Aeromonas sobria necrotizing fasciitis with sepsis in patients with diabetes. In both cases, immediate fasciotomy was performed and appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy and intensive care were administered. However, the two patients died on Day 2 and Day 11, respectively, after admission as a result of multiple organ failure. When patients present with a rapid onset of skin necrosis and progressive sepsis, an Aeromonas sobria infection or Vibrio infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-849
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Volume467
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Necrotizing Fasciitis
Aeromonas
Sepsis
Vibrio Infections
Multiple Organ Failure
Critical Care
Differential Diagnosis
Necrosis
Skin
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Fatal necrotizing fasciitis caused by aeromonas sobria in two diabetic patients. / Tsai, Yao Hung; Huang, Kuo Chin; Huang, Tsung Jen; Hsu, Robert Wen Wei.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol. 467, No. 3, 03.2009, p. 846-849.

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Tsai, Yao Hung ; Huang, Kuo Chin ; Huang, Tsung Jen ; Hsu, Robert Wen Wei. / Fatal necrotizing fasciitis caused by aeromonas sobria in two diabetic patients. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009 ; Vol. 467, No. 3. pp. 846-849.
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