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Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis in a neonate with extremely low birthweight.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20629835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading necrosis of the fascia and the subcutaneous tissue. The initial skin presentation ranges from minimal rash to cellulites. The lesions subsequently spread rapidly. Even with appropriate medical and surgical therapy, the mortality rate in NF is more than 50%. In cases of neonates, mortality rate is higher than that ratio. High index of suspicion, prompt aggressive surgery, appropriate antibiotics and supportive care are the mainstays of management in the newborn infant with NF. Herein, we report a case of invasive and mortal NF caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis in an infant with extremely low birthweight.
Erdal Peker; Ercan Kirimi; Oguz Tuncer; Abdullah Ceylan; Eren Cagan; Murat Dogan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1346-8138     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-15     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Yuzuncu Yil University School of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Soft Tissue Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Staphylococcus epidermidis / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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