J Korean Surg Soc.  2007 Apr;72(4):336-339.

Necrotizing Fasciitis Secondary to Infected Bedsore

  • 1Departmant of Surgery, Hyewon St. Mary's Hospital, Korea. netetern@hanmail.net
  • 2Gyeongsangbuk-do Seongju Health Center, Korea.
  • 3Departmant of Surgery, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea.


Necrotizing fasciitis is a progressive soft tissue infection involving the superficial fascia which can be a lethal disease without proper treatment. The predisposing factors of necrotizing fasciitis are diabetes mellitus, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, obesity, malnutrition and immunocompromised state. Most of the recently reported cases of necrotizing fasciitis were caused by perianal disease. We treated a young woman with necrotizing fasciitis secondary to infected bedsore who had been held in hospital for 15 years due to schizophrenia and epilepsy. Here, we emphasize the specific concern when treating patients with bedsore.


Necrotizing fasciitis; Bedsore
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