First Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Haemophilus influenza Serotype a

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2017 Oct 25;5(4):2324709617736791. doi: 10.1177/2324709617736791. eCollection 2017 Oct-Dec.


Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an infrequently encountered skin infection that has high morbidity and mortality, even with prompt medical and surgical intervention. We describe the case of a 67-year-old male presenting with significant NF in his left lower extremity, despite aggressive surgical intervention, and included multiple surgical debridements, ACell Matrix, split-thickness, and negative wound VAC therapy. Ultimately, this patient required a below the knee amputation. This is the first documented case of Haemophilus influenza type a causing NF.

Keywords: Haemophilus influenza; Haemophilus influenza serotype a; necrotizing fasciitis; necrotizing soft tissue.