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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Abstract

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
Volume161
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Vibrio vulnificus
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Ceftazidime
Doxycycline
Early Diagnosis
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Necrotising fascitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus in a child without known risk factors. / Chiu, Shun; Chiu, Cheng Hsun; Jaing, Tang Her; Chang, Kao Jung; Lin, Tzou Yien.

In: European Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 161, No. 8, 2002, p. 464-465.

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Chiu, Shun ; Chiu, Cheng Hsun ; Jaing, Tang Her ; Chang, Kao Jung ; Lin, Tzou Yien. / Necrotising fascitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus in a child without known risk factors. In: European Journal of Pediatrics. 2002 ; Vol. 161, No. 8. pp. 464-465.
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