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Empyema is a common complication of lung surgery. Case Presentation We discuss a case where Streptococcus anginosus empyema complicating the problem by descending necrotizing fasciitis after surgery. On the ipsilateral iliac crest, a palpable pink erythematous skin change was seen just a week after the emergency surgery. Conclusions When Streptococcus anginosus is found, it should be considered that the likelihood of descending abscess and necrotizing fasciitis should be investigated.
Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40792-022-01492-9
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