Diabetic with fever, pain and swollen left calf. Two weeks earlier, foot injury with a dirty nail. On physical examination, crepitus and skin sloughing was noted on the left calf. The blood tests showed significantly raised inflammatory markers with a white cell count of 22.2 × 109/L an C-reactive protein of 345 mg/L. Within two hours since his admission, the patient underwent leg fasciotomy due to compartment syndrome and broad surgical debridement and drainage of the infected areas.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male