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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-196

Necrotising fasciitis following a monkey bite

Department of General Surgery, Dr Mehta Hospital Global Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Jayabal Pandiaraja
Consultant General Surgeon, 26/1, Kaveri Street, Rajaji nagar, Villivakkam, Chennai 600 049, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jcsr.jcsr_42_21

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Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is rapidly spreading bacterial infection of a facial plane. It has a higher mortality rate in patients with diabetes and immunocompromised state. The initial presentation mimics cellulitis and most of the cases are misdiagnosed. Delayed diagnosis and treatment increase mortality by nearly 100%. Our patient had developed NF with septic shock following a monkey bite. The patient underwent prompt fasciotomy along with extensive wound debridement. Later patient underwent secondary suturing with a skin graft for wound cover. NF following money bite is not reported in the literature till now. Hence, early diagnosis and prompt surgical debridement in monkey bites will reduce the incidence of mortality due to NF.

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