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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 3

of 'Necrotizing soft tissue infections'

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Fatal necrotizing fasciitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae serotype f.
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McLellan E, Suvarna K, Townsend R
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J Med Microbiol. 2008 Feb;57(Pt 2):249-51.
 
We describe a case of fatal lower limb necrotizing fasciitis in a 65-year-old man who was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, limb amputation and tissue debridement. The causative organism was identified by PCR as Haemophilus influenzae serotype f, which is a highly unusual cause of necrotizing fasciitis.
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Department of Microbiology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S17 3QU, UK. elizabeth.mclellan@sth.nhs.uk
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