Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Breast Underlying an Autoimmune Disease
KeywordsNecrotizing fasciitis, autoimmune disease, methotrexate
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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