Synchronous Multifocal Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Case Report

Sean M. Wade*, Matthew E. Henriques, Marvin E. Dingle, Scott M. Tintle, Jason M. Souza, Jean Claude D'Alleyrand

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Case:An immunocompetent 43-year-old man was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis of his forearm. Despite receiving appropriate treatment, his clinical condition continued to deteriorate. Further evaluation revealed subsequent proliferation of the infection to multiple noncontiguous areas of the body consistent with a rare condition known as synchronous multifocal necrotizing fasciitis. Prompt identification, followed by serial debridements of all affected areas, ultimately saved the patient's life.Conclusion:This unusual multifocal presentation of necrotizing fasciitis can produce diagnostic uncertainty and delay life-saving treatment. Early recognition, followed by prompt treatment, is paramount for reducing morbidity and mortality associated with this devastating infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E0152
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Issue number1
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


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