Necrotizing fasciitis of the lower extremity: a case report and current concept of diagnosis and management.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207365
Title:
Necrotizing fasciitis of the lower extremity: a case report and current concept of diagnosis and management.
Authors:
Naqvi, G A; Malik, S A; Jan, W
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Republic of, Ireland. drgoharabbas@hotmail.com
Citation:
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2009 Jun 15;17:28.
Journal:
Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207365
DOI:
10.1186/1757-7241-17-28
PubMed ID:
19527519
Abstract:
Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe soft tissue infection characterized by rapidly progressing necrosis, involving subcutaneous tissues. This rare condition carries high mortality rate and require prompt diagnosis and urgent treatment with radical debridement and antibiotics. We describe a case of 21-year old man who presented with the history of trivial injury to the knee. Initially he was admitted and treated for septic arthritis but later was diagnosed as necrotizing fasciitis which was successfully treated with no ill effects what so ever from this devastating condition. This rare condition has been reported in literature but still early diagnosis, which is a key for successful treatment, remains a challenge.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Fasciitis, Necrotizing/*diagnosis/physiopathology/*surgery; Humans; Knee Injuries/complications; Leg/*physiopathology; Male; Treatment Outcome; Young Adult
ISSN:
1757-7241 (Electronic); 1757-7241 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNaqvi, G Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMalik, S Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJan, Wen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:21:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:21:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:21:39Z-
dc.identifier.citationScand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2009 Jun 15;17:28.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-7241 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-7241 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19527519en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-7241-17-28en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207365-
dc.description.abstractNecrotizing fasciitis is a severe soft tissue infection characterized by rapidly progressing necrosis, involving subcutaneous tissues. This rare condition carries high mortality rate and require prompt diagnosis and urgent treatment with radical debridement and antibiotics. We describe a case of 21-year old man who presented with the history of trivial injury to the knee. Initially he was admitted and treated for septic arthritis but later was diagnosed as necrotizing fasciitis which was successfully treated with no ill effects what so ever from this devastating condition. This rare condition has been reported in literature but still early diagnosis, which is a key for successful treatment, remains a challenge.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshFasciitis, Necrotizing/*diagnosis/physiopathology/*surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshKnee Injuries/complicationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshLeg/*physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleNecrotizing fasciitis of the lower extremity: a case report and current concept of diagnosis and management.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Republic of, Ireland. drgoharabbas@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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