Necrotizing fasciitis after Plastibell circumcision

Jr Bliss D.P., P. J. Healey, J. H T Waldhausen

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of subcutaneous tissues and Scarpa's fascia that rarely affects neonates. We report the occurrence of this devastating infection in two neonates after routine Plastibell circumcision. These case reports highlight the presentation and management of this complication after a relatively routine and frequently performed operation. This report also emphasizes the differences between cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis and suggests strategies for management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Bliss D.P., J., Healey, P. J., & Waldhausen, J. H. T. (1997). Necrotizing fasciitis after Plastibell circumcision. Journal of Pediatrics, 131(3), 459-462.