Necrotizing myofasciitis: an atypical cause of "acute abdomen" in an immunocompromised child.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the case of an immunocompromised 15-year-old boy who presented with symptoms mimicking an "acute abdomen" related to necrotizing myofasciitis of the anterior abdominal wall. CT demonstrated the abdominal wall process as the cause of the patient's symptoms and sonographically guided aspiration confirmed the diagnosis. Despite prompt diagnosis and aggressive surgical debridement, the infection continued to progress and the patient died within 24 h of presentation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Donnelly, LF; Frush, DP; O'Hara, SM; Bisset, GS

Published Date

  • February 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 111

PubMed ID

  • 9472057

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9472057

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-0449

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s002470050306


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany