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Unusual case of postoperative infection caused by Morganella morganii.
J Foot Ankle Surg 1998 Mar-Apr; 37(2):145-7JF

Abstract

Morganella morganii is a facultative Gram-negative anaerobe present in the human gastrointestinal system as normal flora. Clinically, the organism is important when it manifests as an opportunistic pathogenic infection elsewhere in the body. This paper reviews an unusual case in which M. morganii is the pathogen responsible for a devastating postoperative infection in a diabetic patient. Currently, there are no known reported cases in the literature of M. morganii as an etiologic pathogen for a postoperative foot infection. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of this organism is imperative to reduce the patient's overall morbidity and mortality.

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Case Reports
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

9571462

Citation

Gebhart-Mueller, Y, et al. "Unusual Case of Postoperative Infection Caused By Morganella Morganii." The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery : Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, vol. 37, no. 2, 1998, pp. 145-7.
Gebhart-Mueller Y, Mueller P, Nixon B. Unusual case of postoperative infection caused by Morganella morganii. J Foot Ankle Surg. 1998;37(2):145-7.
Gebhart-Mueller, Y., Mueller, P., & Nixon, B. (1998). Unusual case of postoperative infection caused by Morganella morganii. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery : Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 37(2), pp. 145-7.
Gebhart-Mueller Y, Mueller P, Nixon B. Unusual Case of Postoperative Infection Caused By Morganella Morganii. J Foot Ankle Surg. 1998;37(2):145-7. PubMed PMID: 9571462.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Unusual case of postoperative infection caused by Morganella morganii. AU - Gebhart-Mueller,Y, AU - Mueller,P, AU - Nixon,B, PY - 1998/5/8/pubmed PY - 1998/5/8/medline PY - 1998/5/8/entrez SP - 145 EP - 7 JF - The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons JO - J Foot Ankle Surg VL - 37 IS - 2 N2 - Morganella morganii is a facultative Gram-negative anaerobe present in the human gastrointestinal system as normal flora. Clinically, the organism is important when it manifests as an opportunistic pathogenic infection elsewhere in the body. This paper reviews an unusual case in which M. morganii is the pathogen responsible for a devastating postoperative infection in a diabetic patient. Currently, there are no known reported cases in the literature of M. morganii as an etiologic pathogen for a postoperative foot infection. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of this organism is imperative to reduce the patient's overall morbidity and mortality. SN - 1067-2516 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9571462/Unusual_case_of_postoperative_infection_caused_by_Morganella_morganii_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1067-2516(98)80094-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -