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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(5):884-887.
Published online May 1, 2002.
A case of Necrotizing Fascitis after Cesarean Section.
Woon Min Choi, Seung Pyo Hong, Ji Hoon Kim, So Hee Cheon, Ki Oak Min, Hee Bong Moon, Chang Yee Kim, Young Me Koh
1Department of Obstetrics and gynecology, Medical collage of Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Medical collage of Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of St. Paul Hospital, Medical collage of Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
The necrotizing fascitis, that develops after a Cesarean section, is acknowledged as a rare complication due to the development of antibiotics. Having a very high mortality rate, the only way to prevent the septic shock and the impairment of the cardiopulomary function is the use of adequate antibiotics, the infusion of IV fluids, a radical section of the necrotized fascia and a through cleansing. We have an experience in treating a primipara who had a necrotic fascitis after Cesarean section, and therefore, report this case with the review of articles enclosed.
Key Words: necrotizing fascitis, cesarean section

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