Visual diagnosis: 10-year-old girl with fever and altered mental status.


Necrotizing soft tissue infections are rare but deadly infections. Diagnosis is made clinically with a high index of suspicion. Definitive treatment includes emergency surgical debridement, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and supportive care in the intensive care unit. The initial antibiotic regimen should be broad and cover gram-negative, anaerobic, and gram… (More)
DOI: 10.1542/pir.34-10-474


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