Title

First Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Haemophilus influenza Serotype a

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017, © 2017 American Federation for Medical Research. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an infrequently encountered skin infection that has high morbidity and mortality, even with prompt medical and surgical intervention. We describe the case of a 67-year-old male presenting with significant NF in his left lower extremity, despite aggressive surgical intervention, and included multiple surgical debridements, ACell Matrix, split-thickness, and negative wound VAC therapy. Ultimately, this patient required a below the knee amputation. This is the first documented case of Haemophilus influenza type a causing NF.

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