Necrotising fasciitis—A rare complication of split-thickness skin graft donor site

Rahul Bamal, Rakesh Kain


Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is commonly used to cover raw areas of various aetiologies. Donor sites are known to get infected sometimes, but necrotising fasciitis is not often reported. We report here a case of donor-site necrotising fasciitis and its successful management. There is a need for surgeons to stay vigilant for this rare but probable complication of skin grafting.


skin grafting; necrotising fasciitis; donor site

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