Yeast as a Rare Cause of Acute Surgical Site Infection Mimicking Necrotizing Fasciitis: ACase Report and Literature Review

Erik Beuker, Johan Bolton, Corey Tomlinson, Shahzeer Karmali

Abstract



Necrotizing fasciitis following inguinal hernia repair is uncommon. Yeast as the causative agent is reported only once in the literature. Here we present a case of an elective inguinal hernia repair complicated by mesh infection with yeast and necrotizing infection. Yeast as a cause of necrotizing fasciitis after herniorrhaphy is exceptionally rare and an exhaustive literature search uncoveredoneadditional documented case that was ultimately fatal.




J Med Cases. 2012;3(5):280-282
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc711w

Keywords


Yeast;Infection;Hernia

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