An unusual cause of soft tissue infection

Thkumaran, M.; Altemimi, B.; Mohanraj, M.
July 2005
Gut;Jul2005, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p965
Academic Journal
The article presents quiz on an unusual cause of soft tissue infection. A 68 year old diabetic was admitted with a history of vomiting and feeling unwell. He was found to be pyrexial and tachycardic. He had brawny discoloration of the skin in the right forearm and right leg. He was noted to have crepitus in the right forearm and right shin. Later he became hypotensive and lost pulses in the right leg and left forearm. He was treated with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. The question asks about the emergency procedure to be followed.


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