Can Salmonella enteritidis cause fatal necrotising fasciitis? A case report

Amreeta Dhanoa, Vivek Ajit Singh

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Abstract

This is a presentation of a case of mono microbial necrotising fasciitis due to the unusual organism Salmonella enteritidis. The patient presented with swelling and blistering of the right calf. There are only five other such cases reported in the literature. This was the only case that had positive blood cultures for the organism. Prompt and appropriate treatment was intuited but the patient died because of multi-organ failure.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr1220081401
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2009

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