Tigecycline salvage therapy for necrotizing fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus: Case report in a child

Yu San Lin, Min Hsiang Hung, Chi Chung Chen, Kuo Feng Huang, Wen Chien Ko, Hung Jen Tang

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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus is rarely reported in children. We describe a 12-year-old immunocompetent boy with necrotizing fasciitis caused by V. vulnificus. He was cured by radical and serial debridement and salvage therapy with intravenous cefpirome plus tigecycline. The in vitro antibacterial activity of combination regimens and a literature review of pediatric V. vulnificus infection are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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