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November 1978

Necrotizing Fasciitis Associated With Haemophilus aphrophilus: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Microbiology, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle (Ms Crawford and Ms Evans), and the Department of Infectious Diseases, US Public Health Service Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle (Dr Crawford).

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(11):1714-1715. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630360090035

Necrotizing fasciitis, a serious infection requiring prompt antibiotic and surgical therapy, previously has not been associated with Haemophilus aphrophilus. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis associated with methylphenidate abuse from which H aphrophilus was isolated. Surgical and antibiotic therapy based on in vitro susceptibility testing resulted in eradication of the infection.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1714-1715, 1978)