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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012, Article ID 517135, 3 pages
Case Report

Pseudomonas Necrotizing Fasciitis in an Otherwise Healthy Infant

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, P.O. Box 3500, Krachi 74800, Pakistan

Received 12 July 2012; Accepted 18 October 2012

Academic Editors: M. Ghate, C. L. Gibert, A. C. Sena, and S. Talhari

Copyright © 2012 Shakeel Ahmed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon rapidly progressing infection of soft tissue characterized by a severe inflammation of the fascia and soft tissue. The disease is associated with necrosis and subcutaneous gangrene of the inflamed tissue with systemic toxicity that carries a significant mortality unless timely diagnosed and aggressively treated. Monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an exceptionally uncommon condition with only few cases reported in the literature so far. We are reporting a six-month-old female infant who was previously healthy and who presented with necrotizing fasciitis and isolates Pseudomonas aeruginosa both from the blood and tissue. The child improved after the intensive treatment.