Monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis in a white male caused by hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae.

@article{Gunnarsson2009MonomicrobialNF,
  title={Monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis in a white male caused by hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae.},
  author={Gudjon Leifur Gunnarsson and Pernille B Brandt and Dorte Gad and Carsten Struve and Ulrik Stenz Justesen},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 Pt 11},
  pages={1519-21}
}
We report a case of monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis caused by hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae in an immunocompromised white male after travel to China. The K. pneumoniae isolate belonged to the K2 serotype, and carried the virulence factors RmpA and aerobactin. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of necrotizing fasciitis caused… CONTINUE READING