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Article: Necrotising fasciitis of a limb

TitleNecrotising fasciitis of a limb
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherBritish Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jbjs.org.uk/
Citation
Journal Of Bone And Joint Surgery - Series B, 2001, v. 83 n. 5, p. 709-714 How to Cite?
AbstractBetween January 1992 and December 1998, we treated 24 patients with necrotising fasciitis of a limb. There were 15 men and nine women with a mean age of 59.8 years (5 to 86). The infection was usually confused with cellulitis. Exquisite pain and early systemic toxicity were the most consistent clinical features. Diabetes mellitus and hepatic cirrhosis were the most commonly associated medical diseases. One third of the patients died. Those with involvement of the limbs above the knee or elbow on admission had a significantly higher rate of mortality than those with distal lesions (Fisher's exact test, p = 0.027). There was no correlation between mortality and advanced age (Student's t-test, p = 0.22) or between amputation and survival (Fisher's exact test, p = 0.39).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78871
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dc.contributor.authorTang, WMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeong, JCYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBetween January 1992 and December 1998, we treated 24 patients with necrotising fasciitis of a limb. There were 15 men and nine women with a mean age of 59.8 years (5 to 86). The infection was usually confused with cellulitis. Exquisite pain and early systemic toxicity were the most consistent clinical features. Diabetes mellitus and hepatic cirrhosis were the most commonly associated medical diseases. One third of the patients died. Those with involvement of the limbs above the knee or elbow on admission had a significantly higher rate of mortality than those with distal lesions (Fisher's exact test, p = 0.027). There was no correlation between mortality and advanced age (Student's t-test, p = 0.22) or between amputation and survival (Fisher's exact test, p = 0.39).en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBritish Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jbjs.org.uk/en_HK
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_HK
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_HK
dc.subject.meshExtremities - surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshFascia - pathology - surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshFasciitis, Necrotizing - pathology - surgeryen_HK
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dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshReoperationen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSurvival Rateen_HK
dc.titleNecrotising fasciitis of a limben_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1302/0301-620X.83B5.10987-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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