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Infect Chemother. 2010 Dec;42(6):411-414. Korean. Case Report.
Kim EJ , Seo MR , Park SK , Lee JW , Kim JY , Kim SY , Cho YK .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Pundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

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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