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Title: Jaundice as a first clinical sign of necrotizing fasciitis, caused by monomicrobial Staphylococcus aureus
Authors: De Kerpel, Wim * ×
Roelandt, Philip *
Depoorter, Marc #
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: European journal of plastic surgery vol:27 issue:4 pages:182-184
Abstract: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening infection, mostly caused by a mixture of gram-negative, grampositive 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.
ISSN: 0930-343X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hepatology
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