Necrotizing fasciitis with Clostridium perfringens after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  title={Necrotizing fasciitis with Clostridium perfringens after laparoscopic cholecystectomy},
  author={Reinhard P Mittermair and Wolfgang Schobersberger and Franz Allerberger and Regina Peer and Walter R. Hasibeder},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive infection of the fascia and subcutaneous tissues accompanied by a high mortality rate approaching 80% to 100%. Factors that predispose patients to this life-threatening complication include obesity, malnutrition, malignancy, chronic alcoholism, drug abuse, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and immunosuppressive therapy. The pathomechanisms for the development of this rare disease still remain unclear. We reporta case of necrotizing… CONTINUE READING
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