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Necrotizing Fasciitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes: A case report and literature review of disease diagnosis and management

Journal: Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 058-061

Keywords : Necrotizing Fasciitis; Streptococcus pyogenes; Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABS); Fasciotomies; Debridement;

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Background: A 55-year-old male presented to the emergency room at a local hospital complaining of chest discomfort and severe left elbow pain. Case Presentation: Erythema and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy were evident in the left hand. The patient reported recent trauma to his left elbow; however a radiograph of the left arm was unremarkable for fracture. After being admitted to the intensive care unit for observation, he developed worsening pain out of proportion and progressive decreased sensation in his left hand.

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