Jaundice as a first clinical sign of necrotizing fasciitis, caused by monomicrobial Staphylococcus aureus

Jaundice as a first clinical sign of necrotizing fasciitis, caused by monomicrobial... Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening infection, mostly caused by a mixture of gram-negative, gram-positive and anaerobic organisms, frequently including haemolytic streptococci. This polyculture of bacteria demands early diagnosis and aggressive treatment to diminish the high morbidity and mortality rates. We report a young, healthy patient with acute necrotizing fasciitis with jaundice as a first clinical sign, caused by a monomicrobial Staphylococcus aureus . This type of necrotizing fasciitis is rare but can be fulminant, early diagnosis and prompt initiation of therapy are essential. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Jaundice as a first clinical sign of necrotizing fasciitis, caused by monomicrobial Staphylococcus aureus

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-004-0621-2
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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening infection, mostly caused by a mixture of gram-negative, gram-positive and anaerobic organisms, frequently including haemolytic streptococci. This polyculture of bacteria demands early diagnosis and aggressive treatment to diminish the high morbidity and mortality rates. We report a young, healthy patient with acute necrotizing fasciitis with jaundice as a first clinical sign, caused by a monomicrobial Staphylococcus aureus . This type of necrotizing fasciitis is rare but can be fulminant, early diagnosis and prompt initiation of therapy are essential.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2004

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