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Abstract - Three cases of necrotising fasciitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: the importance of immunosuppression
Aynur Aynioglu, Elif Sargin Altunok, Esra Ulukaya, Sibel Gundes

 

Three cases of necrotising fasciitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: the importance of immunosuppression

Aynur Aynıoğlu, Elif Sargın Altunok, Esra Arslanalp, Sibel Gündeş

Kocaeli University, Medical Faculty, Department of infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kocaeli, Turkey

ABSTRACT
Necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening infectious emergency, characterized by rapidly progressive fascia and sub-cutaneous tissue necrosis. NF carries a high mortality rate in the neutropenic period of immunosuppressive patients, not because of co-morbidity but also because antibiotics frequently administered are typically ineffective. Here, we report three cases of NF caused by multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (only colistin susceptible) and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, which both restricts our treatment options. The cases underline the importance of recognition and early intervention of NF in patients with immunosuppression which may be difficult because of concealed sign and symptoms. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(1): 25-28
Key words: Hematologic malignity, Necrotising fasciitis, immunosuppression, Pseudomaonas aeruginosa, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

Aynur Aynıoğlu, Elif Sargın Altunok, Esra Arslanalp, Sibel Gündeş Three cases of necrotising fasciitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: the importance of immunosuppression J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015; 5(1): 25-28 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.01.0170

Volume 05, Number 01 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 01 (2015)