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Multifocal necrotizing fasciitis in varicella.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2710665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a two-year-old patient who developed severe necrotizing fasciitis in three nonadjacent sites of his extremities during varicella. The recovery of purulent material by aspiration of deep soft tissues after seven days of fever, leukocytosis, and no response to antimicrobial therapy raised the suspicion of this diagnosis. The patient recovered following surgical drainage, debridement, and subsequent skin grafts. It is emphasized that early diagnosis of this severe complication is important since early surgical intervention decreases morbidity and facilitates recovery.
G Schwarz; M Sagy; Z Barzilay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0749-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-01     Completed Date:  1989-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Chickenpox / pathology*
Child, Preschool
Fascia / pathology
Fasciitis / pathology*
Skin / pathology

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