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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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


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.


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.


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.


Satisfactory evolution of the patient with no sequelae.


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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