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Maria Del Carmen Torrejón, Edgardo Celi, David Cancho, Ailie Knox, Cesar Henriquez-Camacho
We report a case of fatal necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) due to Clostridium perfringens (CP) in a neutropenic patient with diabetes mellitus. As in many cases, by the time a diagnosis was made, the condition had rapidly progressed to its late stages, resulting in a fatal outcome. The emergency physician should be aware of NSTI as a complication when patients present with pain out of proportion to physical findings and/or signs of soft tissue compromise. Negative prognostic factors for survival are diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, age, and toxic shock syndrome...
2014: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Mary J Connell, Teresa S Wu
Bedside sonography for the evaluation of soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions has become indispensible for physicians caring for patients in critical, emergency, and urgent care settings. This article reviews indications, techniques, and imaging appearances of common conditions encountered in clinical practice.
April 2014: Critical Care Clinics
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