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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Netherlands Journal of Critical Care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2012|