Via the Centre for Health Protection, a news release: Case of necrotising fasciitis under investigation. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (April 2) investigating a case of necrotising fasciitis involving an 84-year-old man.
The patient, with underlying illness, developed left forearm pain, swelling and blisters since March 24. He was admitted to United Christian Hospital (UCH) on March 25.
His clinical diagnosis was left arm necrotising fasciitis, with amputation performed on March 26. His current condition is serious.
According to the test results by UCH, patient's pus sample yielded Vibrio vulnificus, a type of bacteria that can cause necrotising fasciitis.
The patient had no recent travel history. His home contacts are asymptomatic. Investigations by the CHP are proceeding.