Title

Serratia marcescens necrotizing fasciitis presenting as bilateral breast necrosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2012

Abstract

Serratia marcescens is an extremely rare cause of necrotizing fasciitis. We report the first case of necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall due to infection with S. marcescens that initially manifested as bilateral breast necrosis. The patient had a fulminant course leading to death within 72 h of presentation. Literature pertinent to S. marcescens-mediated necrotizing fasciitis is also reviewed.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Journal of clinical microbiology

First Page

3406

Last Page

8

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