Necrotizing fasciitis caused by perforated sigmoid diverticu
The present case has been published in the Journal of Surgical Case Reports.

Diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon is a common condition and occurs more often in elderly patients. A well-known complication is infection or even perforation which often requires surgery. Necrotizing fasciitis as a complication of perforated diverticulitis is very rare.

Here, the present a case of a covered perforated diverticulitis in an immunosuppressed patient leading to life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Either hematogenous or local dissemination via the inguinal canal seemed the most probable mechanism of leg infection leading to hip articulation.

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