Necrotizing Fasciitis in an infant: rare disease in an uncommon age group

Aboalfaraj N, Agabawi  A, Abdulgader R, Zaghaba D, Jamjoom R. Necrotizing Fasciitis in an infant: rare disease in an uncommon age group.  Med Emergency, MJEM 2016; 25:38-9.

Keywords: cellulitis, infections, nose, pediatric emergency, sepsis.  

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Correspondent author: Roaa JAMJOOM, MD

Pediatric Emergency Consultant Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

rsjamjoom@kau.edu.sa

Aboalfaraj N,MBBS, Agabawi  A, MBBS, Abdulgader R,MBBS, Zaghaba D,MBBS, Jamjoom R, MD. 

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Category: Case report
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ABSTRACT

Three months old girl known case of down’s syndrome presented with what seemed to be an usual case of common cold with a nasal tip cellulitis that progressed to what was diagnosed later as multi-bacterial (pseudomonas aeruginosa and klebsiella pneumonia) nasal necrotizing fasciitis in an infant who survived the stormy clinical course.

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