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Necrotizing fasciitis resulting from Streptococcus pneumoniae in recently diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus case: a case report.
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PMID:  16525895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic, autoimmune disease. SLE patients are prone to infections, and their hospital admissions and mortality are most commonly associated with infections. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare, life-threatening infection of the subcutaneous tissue. In this report, NF associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae (SPN) that developed within hours and resulted in death is presented in a 46-year-old female case who was recently diagnosed as SLE and did not receive any medication (steroid, immunosuppressive, etc.) except for etodolac. This case shows that SLE can generate predisposition to NF, and SPN can play a role in NF etiology.
A Isik; S S Koca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-30     Completed Date:  2007-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  999-1001     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology*
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / etiology*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / etiology*,  pathology
Streptococcus pneumoniae

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