Necrotising Infections

Q)  Least common Signs or symptoms of necrotising infections is
a) Unusual pain
b) Oedema beyond area of erythema
c) Crepitus
d) Fever

( MCQS on infections bailey and Sabiston based) 

Ans d 

Fever is unusual

Signs and symptoms of necrotising infections
● Unusual pain
● Oedema beyond area of erythema
● Crepitus
● Skin blistering
● Fever (often absent)
● Greyish drainage (‘dishwater pus’)
● Pink/orange skin staining
● Focal skin gangrene (late sign)
● Shock, coagulopathy and multiorgan failure

Ref Bailey 27th page 30

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