Necrotizing Fascitis in a 47-Year Old Diabetic Man: Case Report

Document Type: Case Report


1 Assistant Professor of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 General Practitioner, Clinical Research Development Center and physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


Necrotizing fasciitis is one of the rare complications of misdiagnosed appendicitis with the mortality rate of over 25%.We report a 47-year old diabetic man admitted with necrotizing fasciitis of flank and abdominal wall secondary to acute appendicitis. The patient, with primary diagnosis of gas gangrene and necrotizing fasciitis, underwent surgical operation and after 3 months, elective appendectomy was performed. After that, he was discharged in good conditions.