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Necrotizing fasciitis mimicking a ruptured popliteal cyst

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1292471/pdf/jrsocmed00140-0064.pdf

Description: An acutely swollen calf is a common clinical problem. Causes include deep venous thrombosis (DVT), ruptured popliteal cyst, haematoma and infection. We describe a case of necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed clinically as a DVT and by ultrasonography as a ruptured cyst.
Necrotizing fasciitis mimicking a ruptured popliteal cyst. Watts RA, Bretland PM. J R Soc Med. 1990 Jan;83(1):52-3.

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Author/Contact: Watts RA, Bretland PM.
Institution: J R Soc Med.
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Language: English

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