The management of dermal necrosis after acute Neisseria infection

A. E. Seyfer, R. Kiefer, A. C. Smith

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Although the occurrence of dermal necrosis following Neisseria meningitidis is rare, it portends a grave prognosis with a high mortality rate. A child having this complication is described who sustained a loss of over 30% of the body skin surface. She was successfully treated with aggressive nutritional support, meshed split-thickness skin grafting, and early rehabilitation. The pathophysiology of this complication is discussed, along with principles that are important in the day-to-day management of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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