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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health