Extensive necrotising fasciitis in a 4-day-old neonate: a successful outcome from modern dressings, intensive care and early surgical intervention

Sakata, Shinichiro, Das Gupta, Romi, Leditschke, J. Fred and Kimble, Roy M. (2008) Extensive necrotising fasciitis in a 4-day-old neonate: a successful outcome from modern dressings, intensive care and early surgical intervention. Pediatric Surgery International, 25 1: 117-9. doi:10.1007/s00383-008-2289-3


Author Sakata, Shinichiro
Das Gupta, Romi
Leditschke, J. Fred
Kimble, Roy M.
Title Extensive necrotising fasciitis in a 4-day-old neonate: a successful outcome from modern dressings, intensive care and early surgical intervention
Journal name Pediatric Surgery International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0179-0358
1437-9813
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00383-008-2289-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 117
End page 9
Total pages 2
Editor P. Puri
A. G. Coran
Place of publication Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 321019 Paediatrics
321029 Surgery
C1
920117 Skin and Related Disorders
920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures
Abstract Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a fulminant and life-threatening soft tissue infection, which leads to vascular thrombosis and cutaneous ischemia. We present our experience with extensive necrotising fasciitis in a 4-day-old neonate and stress the importance of early diagnosis, modern dressings including negative pressure therapy, prompt surgical debridement and intensive care to improve the survival and cosmetic outcome of children with NF.
Keyword Colostomy
Necrotising
Negative pressure
VAC
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 4 November 2008

 
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