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of 'Necrotizing soft tissue infections'

Necrotizing myositis and septic shock caused by Haemophilus influenzae type f in a previously healthy man diagnosed with an IgG3 and a mannose-binding lectin deficiency.
Resman F, SvensjöT,Ünal C, Cronqvist J, Brorson H, Odenholt I, Riesbeck K
Scand J Infect Dis. 2011 Dec;43(11-12):972-6. Epub 2011 Jul 5.
An increased incidence of infections by Haemophilus influenzae type f (Hif) has recently been suggested, but such infections have mainly been regarded as opportunistic. We present here a dramatic case of Hif necrotizing myositis and septic shock. A subsequently diagnosed IgG3 and mannose-binding lectin deficiency possibly contributed to the severe outcome.
Medical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine Malmö, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, SE-20502 Malmö, Sweden. fredrik.resman@med.lu.se