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Morganella morganii in sinonasal region: A rare case report

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Author(s): Haşmet Yazıcı | Sedat Doğan | İlknur Haberal Can | Yusuf Baygit | Alicem Tekin

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 383;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Morganella Morganii | sino-nasal fistula | preseptal cellulitis | bone destruction

ABSTRACT
Morganella morganii is a gram negative pathogen andmay cause potentially lethal disease especially in patientswith underlying or immunosuppressive disease. It is commonlyfound in long-term urinary catheter used and immunesystem deficiency patients as nosocomial disease.Involving other systems such as skin, skeletal systemand central nervous system can be seen too. Sporadicoccurrence is rare and can be seen in any system by variouscauses like AIDS, snake bites and poisoning. In thiscase we present sporadic Morganella morganii infectionon sinonasal region with the presence of sinusitis, sinocutaneousfistula, preseptal cellulitis and hard palate defecton 58 year old male diabetic patient. Microbiologicalassessment from open wound and sinuses were reportedas Morganella morganii. To our knowledge, this is the firstcase of sino-nasal Morganella morganii infection with sino-cutaneous fistula, preseptal cellulitis and maxillofacialbone destruction. J Clin Exp Invest 2013; 4 (3): 383-386Key words: Morganella Morganii, sino-nasal fistula, preseptalcellulitis, bone destruction
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