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A Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis and Severe Sepsis Complicated by Emphysematous Gastritis
Tae-Geun Gweon1, Ah-Young Shin1, Sung-Ha Bae1, Ji-Min Lee1, Su-Nam Lee1, Mi-Hyang Jung1, Young-Bin Ju1, Tae Ho Kim1, Il-Jung Park2, and Jin-Hong Yoo1
Departments of 1Internal Medicine, and 2Orthopedics, the Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.42 Num.5 (p303~306)
We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis and severe sepsis complicated by
emphysematous gastritis. The patient initially presented with sepsis due to extensive
necrotizing fasciitis. Although he recovered from severe sepsis after intensive
treatment including amputation of involved lesion, fatal emphysematous gastritis
developed later during long-term hospitalization. To the best of our knowledge, this
is the first report on emphysematous gastritis associated with necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis.
Keywords : Necrotizing fasciitis, Sepsis, Emphysematous gastritis