Volume 16
Number 3
Aug 2012
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Case Reports
P Nassikovker, M Holla, JG van der Hoeven, LMA Heunks

Necrotising myositis is an extremely rare infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Since the disease can mimic several other conditions, the diagnosis is often delayed.
We describe a case of necrotising myositis necessitating amputation of both legs in a previously healthy 40 year-old man. Although the use of clindamycin and immunoglobulin treatment may improve outcome, necrotising myositis is a surgical emergency.


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