Stage IV colorectal cancer presenting after necrotizing soft tissue infection

Caroline Freedle, Jasmin Rahesh, Michelle Harris, Virginia Tran, Sharmila Dissanaike

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Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are highly aggressive and may be lethal if untreated. Polymicrobial infections of the groin and lower limb have been documented secondary to invasive colorectal cancer (CRC). We present a case of CRC diagnosed more than 4 years after the development of NSTI. There are documented cases of NSTIs concomitant with a preexisting CRC. In this case, however, the patient’s initial presentation was an NSTI followed by later diagnosis of CRC. A previously treated NSTI that is not healing appropriately may be an early indicator for CRC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Colorectal carcinoma
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • stage IV colorectal adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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