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VILLA SANCHEZ, Lina María; CUERVO MALDONADO, Sonia Isabel; GOMEZ RINCON, Julio César  and  ROLON CADENA, Mariam Carolina. Necrotizing soft tissue infection and gastrointestinal malignancy. Infect. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.28-33. ISSN 0123-9392.

Necrotizing soft tissue infections have high mortality rates. These infections have been linked to various causes, including those related to neoplastic diseases. The literature has described necrotizing particularly in patients with malignancies of the colon and rectum. The presentation of this case is intended to remind emergency physicians to consider this diagnosis in patients with advanced-stage gastrointestinal tract tumors and to present a brief review of the literature

Keywords : Necrotizing fascitis; Colon cancer; Rectal cancer; Complicated skin and soft tissue.

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