Author(s): Pingleton SK, Jeter J
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Abstract Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious, rapidly progressive infection of subcutaneous tissue and fascia, most often related to trauma or surgery. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis which occurred as a complication of tube thoracostomy. Physicians performing tube thoracostomy should be aware of this potential complication, since definitive treatment requires not only antibiotic therapy, but also surgical debridement.
This article was published in Chest
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports