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March 1982

Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Scalp: A Complication of Fetal Monitoring

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(3):226-228. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970390040013

• We describe two infants in whom extensive necrosis developed secondary to anaerobic infection at the site of scalp electrode placement. One infant required skin grafting. Pus from abscesses at the site of electrode placement should be cultured for anaerobic as well as aerobic bacteria.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:226-228)