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Traumatic rectal perforation presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the lower limb.

  title={Traumatic rectal perforation presenting as necrotising fasciitis of the lower limb.},
  author={Wan Pei Cherylin Fu and H. M. Quah and K. W. Eu},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  volume={50 8},
Necrotising fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection that is associated with high mortality and morbidity. [] Key Method We report an unusual self-induced traumatic rectal perforation presenting with severe necrotising fasciitis of the lower limb in a 73-year-old Chinese man. Our patient was successfully treated with a multidisciplinary approach that involved a defunctioning colostomy as well as prompt and rigorous debridement of the affected limb.

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