Title:
Listeria Monocytogenes: an uncommon pathogen of cervical necrotizing fasciitis
Authors:
M. Libanore , R. Merlo , M. Borin , E. Marchesi , M. R. Rossi , C. Fabbris , S. Pelucchi , F. Stomeo , A. Ciorba and N. Malagutti
Institutions:
Infectious Diseases Department; ENT Department; Clinical Microbiology Department, University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy; ENT Department, Hospital of Cittadella, Padua, Italy
Keywords:
Listeria monocytogenes; infection; neck fasciitis
Pages:
245 - 247
Abstract:
The aim of this paper is to present a unique case of neck-necrotizing fasciitis caused by Listeria Monocytogenes in a young woman, successfully treated by surgery and IV antibiotic therapy. Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, rapidly progressing and potentially life-threatening infection that infrequently occurs in the head and neck region. Pathogens involved in necrotizing fasciitis are heterogeneous and include aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only case of neck necrotizing fasciitis caused by Listeria Monocytogenes studied in literature so far.
Issue:
Vol. 12, 2016, 3rd trimester


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Listeria Monocytogenes: an uncommon pathogen of cervical necrotizing fasciitis