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Kim, Seo, Park, Lee, Kim, Kim, and Cho: A Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Raoultella ornithinolytica


Raoultella ornithinolytica (formerly Klebsiella ornithinolytica ) is a Gram-negative aerobic bacillus which belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. However, human infections caused by bacteria of the genus Raoultella are uncommon and their pathogenicity is not well known yet. Herein, we report a case of necrotizing fasciitis caused by R. ornithinolytica in a 51 years old female patient who presented with erythematous swelling after a plantar puncture wound from a thumbtack.

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Erythematous skin lesion with purulent discharge was seen on the right heel.
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Radiography shows diffuse soft tissue swelling and gas shadow in the right lower extremity.


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