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Streptococcal gangrene presenting as hip pain: two case reports and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1572712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of streptococcal gangrene are reported. Both patients, with hip pain and no obvious source of infection, presented to the same orthopaedic team within a few days. After initial treatment with NSAIDs the outcome was fatal in the cases described. A review of the literature revealed that the administration of NSAIDs may accelerate the course of the disease. The authors conclude that this very rare cause of arthralgia and malaise should be excluded before the administration of NSAIDs for such complaints.
D Ricketts; G Teale; J Roberts; R O'Malley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-29     Completed Date:  1992-05-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic, Charing Cross Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / adverse effects
Fasciitis / etiology
Gangrene / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pain / etiology*
Streptococcal Infections / complications*
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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