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Necrotizing fasciitis after Plastibell circumcision.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9329429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of subcutaneous tissues and Scarpa's fascia that rarely affects neonates. We report the occurrence of this devastating infection in two neonates after routine Plastibell circumcision. These case reports highlight the presentation and management of this complication after a relatively routine and frequently performed operation. This report also emphasizes the differences between cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis and suggests strategies for management.
D P Bliss; P J Healey; J H Waldhausen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-30     Completed Date:  1997-10-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98105-0371, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Circumcision, Male / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*
Combined Modality Therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Penis / injuries*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents
Comment In:
J Pediatr. 1998 Sep;133(3):468   [PMID:  9738738 ]

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