Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 277, Issue 6, pp 579–581 | Cite as

Necrotizing fasciitis after cesarean section

  • Alejandro González Castro
  • J. Carlos Rodriguez-Borregan
  • Tomas Obeso
  • Alvaro Castellanos
  • Amelia Perez-Ceballos
  • José Ramón de Miguel Sesmero
Case Report


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.


Necrotizing fasciitis Cesarean Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro González Castro
    • 1
  • J. Carlos Rodriguez-Borregan
    • 1
  • Tomas Obeso
    • 1
  • Alvaro Castellanos
    • 1
  • Amelia Perez-Ceballos
    • 1
  • José Ramón de Miguel Sesmero
    • 2
  1. 1.Intensive Care DepartmentUniversitary Marques de Valdecilla HospitalSantanderSpain
  2. 2.Gynecology and Obstetrics DepartmentHospital Marqués de ValdecillaSantanderSpain

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