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Necrotizing soft tissue infections following a scald burn of the lower limb: a case report.
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PMID:  24563643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a rare but potentially fatal infection. It usually complicates skin traumas, such as lacerations, scratches, insect bites, burns and recent surgeries. Rapid diagnosis is crucial for a favourable prognosis. NSTI is an emergency surgical condition and every delay in the operative treatment has a proven negative effect. Recently, a rare case presented to us with a late diagnosis of NSTI complicating a scald burn of the lower limb. The patient's injury was initially treated as a burn case but unfortunately ended in an above knee amputation. We report our management experience in this case, with a review of the literature.
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Authors:
M Alsharari; L Pasquesoone; R Khater; P Guerreschi; V De Broucker; V Martinot-Duquennoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of burns and fire disasters     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1592-9558     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Burns Fire Disasters     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-24     Completed Date:  2014-03-03     Revised Date:  2014-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251186     Medline TA:  Ann Burns Fire Disasters     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-61     Citation Subset:  -    
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