Polymicrobial infection with Kluyvera species secondary to pressure necrosis of the hand, a case report
Kluyvera is a rare infection in the upper extremity. Originally identified as an opportunistic pathogen, the virulence of Kluyvera has been debated. An elderly male presented with multiple pressure sores after being found down for an unknown time period. A hand abscess bacterial culture grew Kluyvera species as part of a polymicrobial infection. Despite multiple debridements, antibiotics and wound care, his clinical course ultimately was unsatisfactory and eventually fatal.
& Johnson, R. M.
(2019). Polymicrobial infection with Kluyvera species secondary to pressure necrosis of the hand, a case report. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 11, rjz262.