Klebsiella pneumoniae necrotizing fasciitis and septic arthritis: an appearance in the Western hemisphere.

@article{Kohler2007KlebsiellaPN,
  title={Klebsiella pneumoniae necrotizing fasciitis and septic arthritis: an appearance in the Western hemisphere.},
  author={Jonathan Emerson Kohler and Michael P. Hutchens and Peter M Sadow and Biren P Modi and Ali Tavakkolizadeh and Jonathan D. Gates},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={227-32}
}
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae is rare, with 11 documented cases in the literature, all occurring in Asia and the Middle East. These reports have become more frequent in recent years in association with the emergence of the highly virulent K1 capsular serotype of Klebsiella. We report a case of Klebsiella necrotizing… CONTINUE READING