Acute streptococcal necrotising fasciitis

N Z Med J. 1988 Oct 12;101(855):625-6.


Two cases of acute streptococcal necrotising fasciitis are reported. Both patients were taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs when they developed this infection. Urgent surgical debridement was undertaken and resulted in a successful outcome in both patients. The clinical and histopathological features of this condition are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Fasciitis / etiology*
  • Fasciitis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis
  • Streptococcal Infections* / surgery
  • Streptococcus pyogenes