Squirrel bite leading to Necrotizing Fasciitis
Shantanu Gupta, Sumant Patil, Rashmi Gapchup.
Department of Pediatrics, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune 411004, India.
Squirrels are common rodents in rural and urban areas of India. They may seem adorable and even friendly but are not completely harmless. Though mostly squirrel bites are associated with insignificant clinical course, we present a 14-year-old male with a history of provoked squirrel bite leading to necrotizing fasciitis and compartment syndrome of lower limb requiring fasciotomy, treatment with intravenous antibiotics and finally local wound debridement.

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