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ORTIZ SAMUR, Nadir Peggy; ORTUNO LAZARTE, Patricia Elizabeth; PANIAGUA SANCHEZ, Suleydi  and  ARANIBAR, Gastón. Thigh of Abscess, Sepsis and Pregnancy. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp.44-46. ISSN 1817-7433.

Infections of skin and soft tissues are along with respiratory tract infections, the most frequent infections in human clinical practice. The germs usually involved are Staphylococcus Aureus, Streptococcus spp, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Enterococcus. Occasionally abscesses may form as a result of cellulitis. Some rare but serious complications include necrotizing fasciitis production likewise spread into the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Cellulitis caused by Gram-negative organisms usually occurs through a cutaneous source in an immunocompromised pa-tient, but can al so develop through bacteremia. We present the case of a 17-year-old primigravida with 19 weeks of gestation, no history of trauma or gateway evident that complained of severe pain in his right thigh and inability edematous movilidación compatible with cellulitis, training of abscess and sepsis. As is the treatment protocol for sepsis, once identified the abscess is per-formed surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy for Escherichia coli.

Keywords : cellulite; abscess; sepsis.

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