A case of necrotizing fasciitis due to streptococcus agalactiae, arcanobacterium haemolyticum, and finegoldia magna in a dog-bitten patient with diabetes

Sungsil Lee, Kyoung Ho Roh, Chang Ki Kim, Dongeun Yong, Jun Yong Choi, Jin Woo Lee, Kyungwon Lee, Yunsop Chong

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Abstract

We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis involving Streptococcus agalactiae, Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, and Finegoldia magna in a 36-yr-old female diabetic patient, which started after a minor dog bite to the toe of the patient. This case suggested that a trivial infection after a minor dog bite in an immunocompromised patient such as diabetes patient could result in a significant complication such as necrotizing fasciitis. The life-threatening infection was cured by timely above-the-knee amputation, as well as penicillin G and clindamycin therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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