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Necrotizing Fasciitis Resulting from Human Bites: A Report of Two Cases of Disease Caused by Group A Streptococci

By Christopher A Sikora, Jack Spielman, Kerry MacDonald, Gregory J Tyrrell and John M Embil

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Although bite wounds are common, they are not frequently reported as a cause of necrotizing fasciitis. In the present article, two cases of bite-associated necrotizing fasciitis caused by group A streptococcus are reported. Previously published cases are also reviewed

Topics: Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216, Microbiology, QR1-502
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2005
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:d602dc8ae8bb438cb4bffe2efa8064bf
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