Post Caesarean necrotizing soft tissue infection leading to maternal death: a case report

Abstract

Necrotizing soft tissue infection is lethal and can lead to sepsis, multi-organ failure, and death. Here we describe a case, which reported to us within 24 hours of Caesarean section, with acute abdominal pain, tachycardia, and tachypnoea. Local examination revealed a large area of necrotic subcutaneous tissue involving a Caesarean section scar. Immediate debridement was carried out and repeated twice after the initial procedure but she could not survive.

Keywords: Necrotizing soft tissue infection, Cesarean section, Prolonged Labor, Diabetes mellitus.

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.3330
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