Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 10 Number 1, January 2003

Case report: necrotising fasciitis with epidural abscess

YS Sia and YT Wong

Necrotising fasciitis is relatively uncommon in Hong Kong. Its rapid progression and deterioration is the reason for high mortality. We report a patient who presented with this condition which was complicated with epidural abscess after incision and drainage. Early recognition is the key to save the patient. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2003;10:49-53)

Keywords : Epidural abscess, hyperbaric oxygen, necrotising fasciitis

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