Neglected Necrotizing Fasciitis - A Rare Complication of Spinal AnaesthesiaCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Lileswar Kaman,
Professor, Department of General Surgery, Pgimer, Chandigarh-160012, India.
Necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) is a rare, rapidly progressive severe bacterial soft tissue infection with a high mortality rate. NF classically involves the trunk, groin/perineum, lower limbs, and postoperative wound sites. NF secondary to spinal anaesthesia in a young postpartum female is extremely rare. Here we are describing a young postpartum female who underwent cesarean section for the delivery of child but developed NF of the back starting from the site of spinal needle insertion. She was referred to our center after 21 days of surgery with extensive NF. She underwent serial debridement but succumbed to septic shock secondary to gram negative and fungal sepsis.
Caesarean section, Gram negative sepsis, Spinal anaesthesia
Karikal Chakaravarthi, Ashish Gupta, Lileswar Kaman. NEGLECTED NECROTIZING FASCIITIS - A RARE COMPLICATION OF SPINAL ANAESTHESIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 August [cited: 2017 Sep 20 ]; 11:PD03-PD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 31, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 20, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Apr 20, 2017
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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