, Volume 277, Issue 6, pp 579-581
Date: 15 Nov 2007

Necrotizing fasciitis after cesarean section

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We report a case of monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis affecting a healthy woman after caesarean section. On day 1 post-partum she started taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The patient developed an acute fulminant infection and died from sepsis. The causative bacterium was Streptococcus pyogenes.

An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-008-0609-4