Development of necrotizing fasciitis following varicella in two sisters

ÖZYAZGAN İ., Daǧdelen F., Baykan H.

Erciyes Tip Dergisi, vol.26, no.1, pp.39-43, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Erciyes Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-43
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Secondary bacterial infections are the most frequent complications of varicella; neutropenia, which can be encountered in varicella, predisposes patients to such infections. Recently, an increasing number of reports of primary varicella complicated by invasive streptococcal infection, including necrotizing fasciitis, have been cited in literature. This report presents a unique case in the literature in which two sisters simultaneously developed necrotizing fasciitis at the same localization secondary to a varicella infection. The cases were salvaged via prompt surgical intervention and medical therapy, and acceptable aesthetic results were obtained.