Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in mixed connective tissue disease

Takamichi Yuhara, Hiroyuki Takemura, Takao Akama, Kazuhide Yamane, Takayuki Sumida

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Abstract

A 42-year-old man was hospitalized because of chills, fever, and severe polyarthralgia. He had a 5-year history of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) with polyarthritis which had been treated with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug alone. On the second day of hospitalization, necrotizing fasciitis of the right leg developed. Streptococcus pneumoniae was later detected in a blood culture. Pneumococcal infections of the soft tissues are uncommon, and have been reported in immunosuppressed patients and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. This is the first report of a case of necrotizing fasciitis caused by S. pneumoniae in a patient with MCTD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalModern Rheumatology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 9
Externally publishedYes

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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Pneumococcal Infections
Chills
Arthralgia
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Arthritis
Leg
Hospitalization
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Fever
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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  • Rheumatology

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Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in mixed connective tissue disease. / Yuhara, Takamichi; Takemura, Hiroyuki; Akama, Takao; Yamane, Kazuhide; Sumida, Takayuki.

In: Modern Rheumatology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 09.01.2000, p. 180-182.

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Yuhara, Takamichi ; Takemura, Hiroyuki ; Akama, Takao ; Yamane, Kazuhide ; Sumida, Takayuki. / Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in mixed connective tissue disease. In: Modern Rheumatology. 2000 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 180-182.
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