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Erciyes Medical Journal Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection with Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 341-343 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.97059

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection with Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report

Yekta Özkılıç1, Kaan Gürbüz2, Zeynep Türe3, Ilhami Çelik3
1Department of Infectious disease and Clinical Microbiology, City Hospital of Kayseri, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, City Hospital of Kayseri, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Infectious disease and Clinical Microbiology, City Hospital of Kayseri,
Kayseri, Turkey

Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a rare infectious condition that spreads rapidly and may be associated with compartment syndrome. Group A β-hemolytic streptococcus is one of the most common causative organism of NSTI. Herein, we present a case of NSTI associated with compartment syndrome of the upper extremities following possible tonsillitis. The case was successfully treated after administering systemic antibiotics and performing emergency surgical debridement.

Keywords: Streptococcus pyogenes, necrotizing soft tissue infections, compartment syndrome.

Yekta Özkılıç, Kaan Gürbüz, Zeynep Türe, Ilhami Çelik. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection with Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report. Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 341-343

Corresponding Author: Yekta Özkılıç
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