Necrotizing fasciitis following primary peritonitis caused b
JA Clinical Reports 2019 5:29 presents the case of a 55-year-old woman admitted to the hospital due to abdominal pain and nausea. She was treated for peritonitis. A few days later, she became hypotensive and tachycardic and was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for the treatment of septic shock with primary peritonitis.

On the second day of her ICU stay, both of her forearms developed swelling and redness around the peripheral injection site. The patient had developed necrotizing fasciitis. Since her skin symptoms spread rapidly, urgent debridement was performed. Her condition improved with antibiotic treatment and multiple episodes of debridement. S. pyogenes was detected in cultures of the patient’s blood, ascites, and skin. The identified strain was emm89 genotype and had a genetic mutation of covS.

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