A Fatal Case of Super-super Obesity (BMI >80) in a Patient with a Necrotic Soft Tissue Infection

@inproceedings{Yoshizawa2018AFC,
  title={A Fatal Case of Super-super Obesity (BMI >80) in a Patient with a Necrotic Soft Tissue Infection},
  author={Toshihiko Yoshizawa and Kouhei Ishikawa and Hiroki Nagasawa and Ikuto Takeuchi and Kei Jitsuiki and Kazuhiko Omori and Hiromichi Ohsaka and Youichi Yanagawa},
  booktitle={Internal medicine},
  year={2018}
}
A 35-year-old man (height, 169 cm; body weight, 240 kg; BMI, 84) visited the Department of Dermatology due to left leg pain and swelling. Focused enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the left leg ruled out complications of deep venous thrombosis. Surgical exploration of the left leg resulted in a diagnosis of necrotic soft tissue infection, but amputation was ruled out due to his weight. The patient ultimately died of multiple organ failure on the fourth day of hospitalization. A culture of the… CONTINUE READING
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