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)
Crawford SA, Evans JA, Crawford GE. Necrotizing Fasciitis Associated With Haemophilus aphrophilus: Report of a Case. Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(11):1714–1715. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630360090035
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