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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Print version ISSN 0138-600XOn-line version ISSN 1561-3062

Abstract

TORRIENTE VIZCAINO, Leandro; CUELLAR HERRERA, Danelys  and  PEREZ CASALES, Sergio. Necrotizing Fasciitis in Eleven-Day Postpartum. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2019, vol.45, n.2, e62.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 0138-600X.

Introduction:

Necrotizing fasciitis is a very lethal uncommon progressive infection that can affect any part of the body, however it is more frequent in the limbs, especially the legs, caused mostly by a polymicrobial infection. It affects the superficial fascia, subcutaneous tissue, subcutaneous fat with nerves, arteries, veins and deep fascia.

Objective:

To report the case of a puerpera diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis.

Case presentation:

A 28-year-old woman with a history of obesity and HIV infection, was admitted to the Obstetrics Service at a hospital in the Republic of South Africa. She had fever, chills and pain in the abdomen. Intravenous treatment with antibiotics and surgical treatment was used.

Results:

Satisfactory evolution of the patient with no sequelae.

Conclusions:

The opportune diagnosis of this pathology allows acting early, with the consequent survival of the patients.

Keywords : necrotizing fasciitis; puerpera debridement.

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