Skin Grafting for Necrotizing Fasciitis in a Child With Nephrotic Syndrome

Authors

  • Narendra Bagri Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Associated Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, India
  • Abhijeet Saha Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Associated Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, India
  • Nandkishore Dubey Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Associated Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, India
  • Ashish Rai Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Associated Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, India
  • Sameek Bhattacharya Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Associated Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, India

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare complication of nephrotic syndrome in children, with a high mortality rate. We report a case with successful outcome with judicious intravenous antibiotics and skin grafting of the bilateral lower thighs.

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2013-11-13

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CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases