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Int J Surg Case Rep


Necrotising fasciitis of the breast: A rare but deadly disease.


Marks B, Fasih T, Amonkar S, Pervaz M
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 65:10-14.
PMID: 31675685.


Necrotising fasciitis is a rare but deadly bacterial infection causing soft tissue and fascial necrosis. It is associated with a mortality rate of 25%. It is characterised by; erythematous skin, which turns dusky blue before haemorrhagic bullae develop; localised pain; and inflammation. It is most commonly found in the extremities, the abdomen or the perineum but is rarely seen in the breast.