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Necrotizing fasciitis with pulmonary septic emboli following an infected insect bite

Paulis, Jacqueline; Tay, Ee Tein
Although systemic infections originating from skin infections caused by insect bites are uncommon, it is imperative to maintain a broad differential diagnosis should patients develop systemic symptoms. Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare diagnosis, and progression to septic pulmonary emboli is even less common. Emergent identification and aggressive treatment of these two disease processes are imperative as both carry high rates of morbidity and mortality.
PMID: 30126671
ISSN: 1532-8171
CID: 3246322