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Necrotizing soft tissue infection of the chest wall.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11834037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing soft tissue infection of the chest wall is a relatively rare but highly lethal surgical condition that has received little attention in the literature. The case of a 21-year-old female patient affected by this rare infection is reported. Our recent experience and literature data suggest that chest wall necrotizing soft tissue infection spreads rapidly and is highly lethal. High index of suspicion, early diagnosis, and aggressive approach are essential to its successful treatment.
Julian E Losanoff; James W Jones; Bruce W Richman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-08     Completed Date:  2002-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia, 65212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fasciitis, Necrotizing* / diagnosis,  therapy
Fatal Outcome

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