Critical Findings of Routine Chest X-ray in the Management of HHS and Sepsis

Image Challenge No. 2

Authors

  • Patrick Asay Texas Tech HSC El Paso, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • Nancy W Weber Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas

Keywords:

NSTI, Radiology, Chest X-ray Interpretation, LRINEC

Abstract

Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is an uncommon but serious illness with high mortality if surgical debridement and antibiotic treatment are delayed. Provider awareness, early recognition, and aggressive treatment are therefore paramount to decreasing mortality. Here we present an impressive case of NSTI with minimal outward clinical manifestations that was initially identified by careful interpretation of a routine chest x-ray.

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Published

06/20/2023

How to Cite

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Asay P, Weber NW. Critical Findings of Routine Chest X-ray in the Management of HHS and Sepsis: Image Challenge No. 2. WTJOM. 2023;1(2):38-39. Accessed June 22, 2024. https://westtexasjom.org/index.php/wtjm/article/view/21

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Image Challenge