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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Necrotizing fasciitis in an infant secondary to varicella zoster infection

Department of Pediatrics, Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Nirmala Cherukuri
Flat No. 3, Esteem Villa, Behind Bhavans School, Vivekanadapuram North, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad - 500 094, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.108516

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially fatal, progressive soft tissue infection that typically occurs in adults, but rare in infants and young children. It's an uncommon but serious complication of varicella infection in children. We hereby report a case of 10 month-old-female infant who presented with necrotizing fasciitis following varicella.

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