Serratia marcescens Necrotizing Fasciitis Presenting as Bilateral Breast Necrosis Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00843-12 PMID: 22837315 Web of Science: 000308870200048

Cited authors

  • Rehman, Tayyab; Moore, Thomas A.; Seoane, Leonardo


  • Serratia marcescens is an extremely rare cause of necrotizing fasciitis. We report the first case of necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall due to infection with S. marcescens that initially manifested as bilateral breast necrosis. The patient had a fulminant course leading to death within 72 h of presentation. Literature pertinent to S. marcescens-mediated necrotizing fasciitis is also reviewed.

Publication date

  • 2012

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Start page

  • 3406

End page

  • 3408


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