Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus is rarely reported in children. We describe a 12-year -old immunocompetent boy with necrotizing fasciitis caused by V. vulnificus. He was cured by radical and serial debridement and salvage therapy with intravenous cefpirome plus tigecycline. The in vitro antibacterial activity of combination regimens and a literature review of pediatric V. vulnificus infection are described. Copyright (C) 2013, Taiwan Society of Microbiology. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons/org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection, v.49 n.1, pp.138-141