Necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall in a premature infant: A case study

Michael Narvey, Paul Byrne, Debbie Fraser

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Abstract

We present a first report of necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall in a 23-day-of-age, former 32-week-gestation premature infant. She was successfully treated with antibiotics without the need for initial debridement. After reviewing the etiology of necrotizing fasciitis, we discuss the unique aspects of this case, including the noninvasive approach to initial treatment, which we consider significantly contributed to her survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalNeonatal network : NN
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Preterm infant

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