Original communication| Volume 24, ISSUE 2, P438-442, August 1948

Suppurative fasciitis as the essential feature of hemolytic streptococcus gangrene

With notes on fasciotomy and early wound closure as the treatment of choice
      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Surgery
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Pfanner W.
        Zur Kenntis und Behandlung des nekrotisierenden Erysipels.
        Deutsche Ztschr. f. Chir. 1918; 144: 108
        • Meleney F.L.
        Hemolytic Streptococcus Gangrene.
        Arch. Surg. 1924; 9: 317
        • Meleney F.L.
        Hemolytic Streptococcus Gangrene—Importance of Early Diagnosis and Early Operation.
        J.A.M.A. 1929; 92: 2009
        • Meleney F.L.
        Hemolytic Streptococcus Gangrene Following the Administration of Scarlet Fever Antitoxin (Transactions of the New York Surgical Society, Nov. 27, 1929).
        Ann. Surg. 1930; 91: 287
        • Meleney F.L.
        4. Christopher's Textbook of Surgery. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia1945: 119
        • Christensen L.R.
        • MacLeod C.M.
        A Proteolytic Enzyme of Serum; Characterization, Activation and Reaction With Inhibitors.
        J. Gen. Physiol. 1945; 28: 559
        • Lyons C.
        Medical Progress—Orthopedic Surgery.
        New Eng. J. Med. 1943; 229 (quoted by Rogers, W.A.): 152
        • Lyons C.
        Medical Progress—Orthopedic Surgery.
        New Eng. J. Med. 1943; 229 (quoted by Rogers, W. A.): 211