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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery

Abstract

Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1431.Research Article | Open Access

Group a Streptococcus Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Secondary to Corticosteroid Injection: A Case Report and Literature Review

Ritchard C Rosen, Alan C Stuto and Keith D Cook

Department of Podiatric Surgery, Holy Name Medical Center, USA
Department of Podiatric Surgery, University Hospital, Newark NJ, USA
Department of Podiatry, University Hospital, Newark, NJ, USA

*Correspondance to: Alan C Stuto 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1431

Abstract

The use of corticosteroid injections is a common practice for foot and ankle pathology. The incidence of infection or necrotizing fasciitis following injection therapy is rare. Necrotizing soft tissue infections may be fatal or cause limb loss. The authors present a rare case of group A streptococcus necrotizing fasciitis following corticosteroid injections into a patients bilateral ankle joints. The authors discuss the emergent treatment that prevented limb loss, a review of the literature and recommendations for prevention of infections following corticosteroid injection.

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Rosen RC, Stuto AC, Cook KD. Group a Streptococcus Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Secondary to Corticosteroid Injection: A Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1431.

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