E. coli Monomicrobial Necrotizing Fasciitis in an Iron-Overloaded Adolescent

Hanan Nazir*, Laila Al Yazidi, Mohammed Mutani, Mathew Zachariah

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Escherichia coli is an extremely unusual cause of monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities in children. We report a transfusion-dependent adolescent boy with iron-overload secondary to congenital dyserythropoietic anemia who developed severe E. coli monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis of the leg following a minor trauma. Combined surgical, antimicrobial and supportive care resulted in a good outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-41
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • children
  • E. coli
  • fasciitis
  • iron overload
  • necrotizing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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