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Title: Necrotising Fasciitis Originating from a Vulval Abscess - A Case Report
Authors: Razvi, K. 
Ong, C.L. 
Chua, S. 
Chia, Y.T. 
Ratnam, S.S. 
Arulkumaran, S. 
Keywords: Antibiotics
Cellulitis
Hyperbaric oxygen
Medical illness
Necrotising fasciitis
Surgery
Vulval abscess
Issue Date: May-1998
Citation: Razvi, K., Ong, C.L., Chua, S., Chia, Y.T., Ratnam, S.S., Arulkumaran, S. (1998-05). Necrotising Fasciitis Originating from a Vulval Abscess - A Case Report. Singapore Medical Journal 39 (5) : 226-228. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article reports a rare case of necrotising fasciitis starting out as a vulval abscess with rapid progression to a potentially lethal condition. Elderly people with medical conditions such as diabetes are especially prone to it. A high index of suspicion and an early surgical consult are essential in improving outcome in this condition. Once diagnosed, agressive surgical debridement with antibiotic cover is crucial. This is followed up with meticulous nursing care of the large wound till it heals. The various diagnostic points and treatment modalities are also discussed.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132579
ISSN: 00375675
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