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Neonatal necrotising fasciitis
  1. Yang Wu,
  2. Xiaoping Jiang
  1. West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yang Wu, Sichuan University West China Hospital, Chengdu 610041, China; wuyang_westchina{at}

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A full-term, 5-day-old male neonate presented with a large area with bluish-red discolouration over his left back. The parents reported that the skin lesion had rapidly spread over the past 12 hours. He was febrile and lethargic on admission. Physical examination revealed an extensive erythematous and oedematous area, and there was fluctuation over this tender area (figure 1). He had elevated levels …

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  • Contributors YW designed, wrote and checked this article. XJ offered advice and participated in the clinical assistance.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.