Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Filipino Female in North America
- Author(s): Ng, Daniel
- Frazee, Brad
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2014.11.23599
Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae has been described in Southeast Asia, but has only recently begun to emerge in North America. The hypermucoviscous strain of K. pneumoniae is a particularly virulent strain known to cause devastatingly invasive infections, including necrotizing fasciitis. Here we present the first known case of necrotizing fasciitis caused by hypermucoviscous K. pneumoniae in North America. [West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(1):–0.]