Necrotising fascitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus in a child without known risk factors

Shun Chiu, Cheng Hsun Chiu, Tang Her Jaing, Kao Jung Chang, Tzou Yien Lin

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This case report describes necrotising fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus in a child without pre-existing risk factors. Treatment with ceftazidime and doxycycline, along with surgical débridement, were successful. Early diagnosis and expeditious surgical intervention are life-saving for patients with such infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-465
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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