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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 144-147

Neonatal necrotizing fasciitis: Two case reports and literature review


1 Department of Paediatrics,University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus; Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
3 Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Uzoamaka C Akubuilo
Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu.
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmh.IJMH_5_20

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe infection of the deep soft tissues, which results in a progressive necrosis of the muscle fascia and overlying subcutaneous fat. It occurs less frequently in children, where it’s most likely associated with depressed or suboptimal immunity. Prompt diagnosis and aggressive multidisciplinary management will reduce morbidity and mortality. We present two cases of neonatal necrotizing fasciitis managed in our facility to create awareness of such rare cases in our environment.


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