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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181ab2c46
Case Reports

Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Haemophilus influenzae: Case Report and Review of Literature

Alhujailan, Ghanem MD*; Alsuwaidi, Ahmed MBBS, FRCPC†

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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a soft tissue infection associated with the infarction of the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue spreading along the superficial or deep fascial planes, with relative sparing of the underlying muscle. The cause of this condition is most often polymicrobial, but may be unimicrobial, with Streptococcus pyogenes being the most commonly reported pathogen. Haemophilus influenzae as a cause has been reported only rarely, a case of which forms the basis for the present report.

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