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Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Serratia marcescens After Venous Access Port Implantation in a Child With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
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PMID:  22584779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of deep skin layers and subcutaneous tissues that can easily spread across the fascia plate and is usually the result of a combined infection with anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms. The patient typically complains of excruciating pain, which is not necessarily in accordance with clinical signs. Early recognition of the condition is very important, and aggressive treatment with a combination of antibiotics and surgical procedure is crucial. We present a case of a 15-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed necrotizing fasciitis after venous access port implantation during induction chemotherapy.
Authors:
Tomaž Prelog; Matjaž Jereb; Igor Cuček; Janez Jazbec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of *Haemato-Oncology, University Children's Hospital †Infectious Diseases and Febrile Illnesses ‡Surgical Infections, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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