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Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Necrotising fasciitis following inguinal hernia repair
  1. Eleanor J Turner1,
  2. Eoghan R T C Owen2,
  3. Kalakata Reddy2
  1. 1
    Epsom General Hospital, Surgery, Dorking Road, Epsom KT18 7EG, UK
  2. 2
    East Surrey Hospital, Surgery, Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 5RH, UK
  1. Eleanor J Turner, ejhturner{at}


We report a case of necrotising fasciitis following inguinal hernia repair. It is rare for clean operations such as hernia repair to be associated with infection, and even rarer for them to be associated with necrotising fasciitis, with only a few reports in the literature.

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