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Necrotizing fasciitis of the upper extremity, case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24350113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, life-threatening infection most commonly seen in patients with diabetes mellitus, intravenous drug abuse, and immunocompromised conditions. The extremities are the primary sites of involvement in as many as two thirds of the cases. In a significant proportion of patients, the extremities are involved as a result of trauma, needle puncture or extravasation of drugs. The infection is usually polymicrobial. Treatment involves broad-spectrum antibiotics and multiple surgical debridements or amputation. We present a patient with necrotizing fasciitis of the upper limb and present our experience with this often lethal condition.
Shahram Nazerani; Ahmad Maghari; Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi; Jalal Vahedian Ardakani; Nikdokht Rashidian; Tina Nazerani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trauma monthly     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2251-7464     ISO Abbreviation:  Trauma Mon     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-18     Completed Date:  2013-12-18     Revised Date:  2013-12-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101585280     Medline TA:  Trauma Mon     Country:  Iran    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-12     Citation Subset:  -    
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