Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection with Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report


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Ozkilic Y., Gurbuz K., Ture Z. , Celik I.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.41, ss.341-343, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14744/etd.2019.97059
  • Dergi Adı: ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.341-343

Özet

Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a rare infectious condition that spreads rapidly and may be associated with compartment syndrome. Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus is one of the most common causative organism of NSTI. Herein, we present a case of NSTI associated with compartment syndrome of the upper extremities following possible tonsillitis. The case was successfully treated after administering systemic antibiotics and performing emergency surgical debridement.