necrotizing fasciitis


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necrotizing fasciitis

n.
Severe, rapidly progressing infection of subcutaneous tissues by streptococci and other bacteria, marked by tissue necrosis and by pain, swelling, and heat in the affected area, usually following an injury or a surgical procedure.
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Majority of the cases of necrotizing fasciitis occured in the water.
Three days and three operations later, and Kylei was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, which is a flesh-eating bacteria normally found in water.
There are about 700 to 1,200 cases of necrotizing fasciitis reported each year in the United States, according to the U.S.
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening bacterial infection of the skin, soft tissue, and muscle with high morbidity and mortality; the diagnosis and treatment are extremely time sensitive.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a deep-seated infection of subcutaneous tissue that is characterized by progressive necrosis of the fascia and fat [7].
The most common pathogens associated with necrotizing fasciitis include group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, group B Streptococcus, Enterococci, coagulase-negative Staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacteroides, and Clostridium [7].
The histopathological examination of the specimens revealed an extensive cutaneous necrosis involving the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat with thrombus and necrosis of blood vessels (Figure 3) constant with necrotizing fasciitis. Postoperatively, she had an uneventful recovery and was discharged home after 3 days.
Massive infectious soft tissue injury: diagnosis and management of Necrotizing Fasciitis and purpura fulminans.
Abbreviations NSTI - necrotizing soft tissue infection SIRS - systemic inflammatory response syndrome HBOT - hyperbaric oxygen therapy LRINEC - Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis HBG - hemoglobin CRP - C-reactiv protein WBC - white blood cells RBC - red blood cells The supportive therapy and conservative antibiotic treatment continued (penicillin G, cephalosporins and metronidazole) empirically, until the specific antibiogram test results came.
A diagnosis of septic shock with multiple organ failure secondary to necrotizing fasciitis was made and urgent surgery consult was placed.

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