Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Breast Underlying an Autoimmune Disease

  • Jaouad Yousfi Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Soukaina Oumlil Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Laila Benjilali Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Lamiaa Essaadouni Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, Morocco

Keywords

Necrotizing fasciitis, autoimmune disease, methotrexate

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious soft tissue infection that causes necrosis of the subcutaneous tissues and the muscle fascia. It is associated with a high mortality rate of around 25%. Necrotizing fasciitis of the breast is a rare entity. It is a rapidly progressive life-threatening condition which can lead to sepsis with multiple organ failure. We describe a case of necrotizing fasciitis of the right breast in a 48-year-old patient diagnosed with systemic sclerosis–rheumatoid arthritis overlap syndrome.

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  • Published: 2021-04-15

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Yousfi J, Oumlil S, Benjilali L, Essaadouni L. Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Breast Underlying an Autoimmune Disease. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002434.

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