Necrotizing fasciitis after cesarean section
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- Castro, A.G., Rodriguez-Borregan, J.C., Obeso, T. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2008) 277: 579. doi:10.1007/s00404-007-0509-z
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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.