Yokenella regensburgei necrotizing fasciitis in an immunocompromised host

William F. Wright, Jena L. Utz, Christina Bruckhart, Salim Baghli, J. Michael Janda

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We report a case of necrotizing skin infection caused by Yokenella regensburgei in an immunosuppressed patient with orthotopic liver transplantation. Initial bacterial culture identification was suggestive of Hafnia alvei. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) confirmed identification of Y. regensburgei. Necrotizing fasciitis is potentially fatal and requires aggressive management, including early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic selection, and operative debridement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)816-819
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Skin and soft-tissue infection
  • Yokenella regensburgei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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