A case report of a sub-clinical necrotising lower limb infection secondary to pelvic anastomotic leak and chronic corticosteroid use

Jake Nowicki, Mariana Rego, Nicola R. Dean

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Abstract

Anabolic steroids have attracted attention from the media with regard to misuse, but overuse of medically prescribed steroids also has a propensity to cause harm. Gluteal necrotising soft tissue infections are an uncommon presentation for plastic surgeons, and therefore, abdominal sources may be overlooked. We report a rare case of a 57-year-old male who presented with a necrotising lower limb infection on a background of long-term corticosteroid overuse and recurrent pelvic anastomotic leaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalJPRAS Open
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This is an open access article under the CC BY license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Keywords

  • Bowel perforation
  • Corticosteroids
  • Diverticulitis
  • Leg abscess
  • Sciatic notch

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