Fatal case of community-acquired bacteremia and necrotizing fasciitis caused by Chryseobacterium meningosepticum: Case report and review of the literature

Ching Chi Lee, Po Lin Chen, Li Rong Wang, Hsin Chun Lee, Chia Ming Chang, Nan Yao Lee, Chi Jung Wu, Hsin I. Shih, Wen Chien Ko

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A diabetic patient with chronic heart failure developed necrotizing fasciitis and bacteremia caused by Chryseobacterium meningosepticum, which rapidly evolved into death, even with fasciotomy and intensive care. A review of the English literature found 10 cases of soft tissue infection caused by C. meningosepticum, which is rarely acquired in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1181-1183
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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