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necrotising fasciitis

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Patient case no. 10668
Date added 05 October 2009

Patient details

Age Elderly patient
Location India
Localisation Lower limbs / entire limb


Purple-colored necrosis of the skin along with severe pain and tenderness characteristic of underlying necrotizing fasciitis 

Primary Lesions

  • Edema
  • Erythema
  • necrosis
  • purpura
  • Swelling
  • Ulcer


  • infectious diseases / bacterial infections / streptococcal infections / streptococcal necrotizing dermohypodermitis
  • necrotizing fasciitis / mixed infections

Symptoms Bad smell, Pain, pain disproportionate to skin lesion in early stages,
Diagnosis necrotising fasciitis
Dark skin N
Pregnancy N
Immuno-suppression N

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meenakshi mohanram