What is the role of bacteroides fragilis in the pathogenesis of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Bacteroides fragilis is usually noted as part of a mixed flora in combination with E coli. B fragilis does not directly cause these infections, but it does play a part in reducing interferon production and the phagocytic capacity of macrophages and PMNs.

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