Necrotizing fasciitis in infancy: an uncommon setting and a prognostic disadvantage.

@article{Abbott1999NecrotizingFI,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis in infancy: an uncommon setting and a prognostic disadvantage.},
  author={Robert E. Abbott and Jeffrey R. Marcus and Julius Warren Few and Adam M. Farkas and Janan Jona},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={1432-4}
}
Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially fatal, progressive soft tissue infection that typically occurs in adults, and only rarely occurs in infants. Although adults in whom necrotizing fasciitis develops are commonly diabetic, malnourished, or otherwise immunocompromised, infants in whom the disease develops are typically healthy and without clear predisposing factors. Herein, however, the authors report the case of an infant with compromised immunity secondary to the manifestations and… CONTINUE READING

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