Klebsiella oxytoca Necrotizing Fasciitis After Orthotopic Heart Transplant

Rebecca Greer-Bayramoglu, Damir B. Matic, Bob Kiaii, Amanda J. Fortin

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We report a case of Klebsiella necrotizing fasciitis after heart transplantation. The infection required debridement of discontinuous areas on three extremities as well as on the trunk. Klebsiella sp necrotizing fasciitis is a rare entity and has not been described previously in concert with heart transplantation. Klebsiella cases classically have skip lesions as described herein. Klebsiella oxytoca is a rare cause of necrotizing fasciitis in North America and presents with multifocal infection sites. This along with the patient's blunted immune response after organ transplantation necessitated a high index of suspicion for diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1267
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation


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