Necrotizing fasciitis after cesarean section

Ioannidis C

Iaso hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence: Ioannidis Charis, 18 Ioannou Gennadiou St, GR-11521 Athens, Greece. Ε-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Necrotizing fasciitis after cesarean section is a very serious condition. The patient’s fate is related to an early diagnosis, aggressive surgical debridement and adequate supportive medical management. Final reconstruction of the resulting defect is preferably done at a later stage. A case of 33-year old woman who developed necrotizing fasciitis two days after cesarean section is presented. The peculiarities of this case are discussed and compared with data from the international literature.

Key words: Necrotizing fasciitis; cesarean section; Group B streptococcus; abdominoplasty