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Acute near-fatal necrotising fasciitis complicating a primary total hip replacement

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Necrotising fasciitis is a rapidly spreading, life-threatening condition. We report a case of necrotising fasciitis in a 71-year-old woman after a primary total hip replacement which became deeply infected as a result.

Correspondence should be sent to Mr H. Sharma at 44 Abercorn Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6NA, UK; e-mail: hksharma1@aol.com

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