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Infect Chemother. 2007 Aug;39(4):218-221. Korean. Case Report.
Park HJ , Kim HY , Uh Y , Kwon OG , Oh JR .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. hyksos@yonsei.ac.kr
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract

Aeromonas hydrophila is a facultative, anaerobic gram-negative bacillus. It's a member of the family Vibrionaceae. Aeromonas, which is known to cause gastroenteritis and wound infections ranging from mild cellulitis to fulminant myonecrosis. It is responsible for opportunistic infections in patients with compromised immune function due to an underlying disease such as malignant hematological disorders, liver cirrhosis, and malignant neoplasm. We report a case of 72-year-old woman who recovered from necrotizing fasciitis caused by A. hydrophila. The patient had undergone prolonged hemodialysis and had no history of trauma.

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