Korean J Nephrol.  2000 Sep;19(5):977-981.

A Case of Necrotizing FasciitisZ in Chronic Renal Failure Patient

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pochon CHA University of Medicine, Kyongi-do Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Pochon CHA University of Medicine, Kyongi-do Korea.


Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon severe infection involving the subcutaneous soft tissue, particularly the superficial and often deep fascia. It is usually associated with systemic toxicity, rapid progression and a mortality rate which varies between 20 and 60%. It can affect any part of the body but is most common on the extremities, especially the leg. Predisposing factors include diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, intravenous drug abusers, abdominal surgery, perineal infection. The prognosis for necrotizing fasciitis depends so heavily on early recognition and determination of the extent of necrosis. Whilist there are reports of acute renal failure occuring in the presence of necrotizing fasciitis, descriptions of the condition in patients with chronic renal failure are rare in the literature. Hence we report a case of necrotizing fasciitis, diagnosed by MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in chronic renal failure patient.


Nectotizing fasciitis; Chronic renal failure; MRI
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