What is synergistic nonclostridial anaerobic myonecrosis?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Proteus species also cause sepsis neonatorum and bacteremia with fever and neutropenia.

Proteus species are also involved in synergistic nonclostridial anaerobic myonecrosis, which may involve subcutaneous tissue, fascia, and muscle. This condition is caused by combinations of other aerobic gram-negative bacilli (E coli or Klebsiella or Enterobacter species) and anaerobes. Surgical evaluation and intervention is critical to successful treatment.


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