Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Print version ISSN 1677-5449
PITTA, Guilherme Benjamin Brandão et al. Necrotizing fasciitis after influenza vaccine: case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.2, pp. 185-188. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492011000200017.
A 30-year-old male patient, after being vaccinated against the common influenza, presented severe pain, swelling and erythema at the site of injection on the left upper limb and had continuous fever that was not checked. He was admitted to the hospital,, but his clinical condition got worse, with no response to treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. He developed an abscess at the site of vaccine injection, and high fever with febrile seizures. Surgical treatment was chosen, and the patient underwent debridement and drainage of the abscess, upper arm fasciotomy and repair of the extensive surgical wounds of the left arm.
Keywords : Fasciitis, necrotizing; bacterial infections; skin diseases, infectious; limb salvage.