Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall in pediatric patients.

  title={Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall in pediatric patients.},
  author={Ann M. Kosloske and Alice H. Cushing and Thomas A Borden and Jeffrey R Woodside and Michael D. Klein and H P Kulasinghe and William Carl Bailey},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={16 3},
Soft tissue infections of the abdominal wall in 14 children were classified as cellulitis (8), necrotizing fasciitis (5), or myositis/myonecrosis (1). These 3 categories were characterized by increasing anatomic depth of infection, clinical severity, and need for more radical surgical treatment. Ten of the 14 children were neonates. The most frequent associations were omphalitis (5), necrotizing enterocolitis (4), and urachal anomalies (3). The severest infections were usually polymicrobial and… CONTINUE READING


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