ERCİYES TIP DERGİSİ, vol.26, pp.33-37, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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.