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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-178

Necrotizing fasciitis following mild trauma in a patient with mellitus diabetes: a case report


1 Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran
2 Medical Surgical Nursing, Department of Nursing, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Zohreh Sarchahi
Medical Surgical Nursing, Department of Nursing, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2221-6189.263713

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Rationale: Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection of fascia tissues. It progresses quickly and has high morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to explore a case of necrotizing fasciitis in a diabetic patient. Patient concerns: A 46-year-old woman presented with severe pain and inflammation in the left leg, and with fever and chills. Diagnosis: Necrotizing fasciitis in the left leg. Intervention: Broad debridement of infectious tissues and broad-spectrum venous antibiotics. Outcomes: The patient was discharged without pain, inflation, or fever. Lesson: This disease is a surgical emergency, therefore, early diagnosis and quick and invasive treatment could significantly decrease morbidity and mortality.


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