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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2011;18(1):148-152.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5385/jksn.2011.18.1.148    Published online May 15, 2011.
Necrotizing Fasciitis in a 7-day-old Term Healthy Neonate.
Soo Hyun Koo, Mi Lim Chung, Kun Bo Park
1Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Inje University of Medicine, Busan, Korea. forevery52@naver.com
2Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Inje University of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, but life-threatening infection. Prompt diagnosis and early aggressive intervention is required for survival. However, there has been frequently occurred in delays of diagnosis and treatment due to its non-specific nature. Therefore, a high index of suspicion is needed to ensure timely intervention. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis in a 7-day-old term healthy neonate.
Key Words: Necrotizing fasciitis, Newborn infant, Infection


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