Abu Dhabi, 18 Aug 2021: Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated Mr.Rameshver a patient with severe necrotizing fasciitis.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection of the fascia (which line & separate muscles), that spread quickly in the body & can cause death, it can be caused by several types of bacteria, the mortality rate can reach up to 70%.
The patient first visited Madinat Zayed Hospital’s Emergency Department presenting with a high temperature, vague abdominal and chest pain, low blood pressure, and severe sepsis with acute renal failure. The surgical team, led by Dr. Fadi Bassam Almahameed, consultant surgeon, & chair of surgery, conducted a CT-scan, which revealed necrosis in the muscles of the chest wall, abdominal wall, and scrotum. Rameshver was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and started on broad-spectrum antibiotics before undergoing surgery.
Dr. Mariam Rashed Al Mehairbi, Deputy CMO, Department of Medical Affairs, Madinat Zayed Hospital, said: “The surgical team developed a comprehensive treatment plan across multiple specialties. The general surgery team performed aggressive debridement of the chest wall and abdominal wall muscles while the urology team performed debridement for the necrotic tissue from the scrotum. Rameshver was then transferred back to the ICU for the treatment of multiple organ failure that resulted from severe sepsis. Several sessions of debridement were performed to remove dead tissue and necrosis until he recovered.”
Saeed Thani Al Mazroui, Hospital Director, Madinat Zayed Hospital, said: “Although necrotizing fasciitis is a rare and challenging condition to treat, our team were able to swiftly and expertly care for Rameshver. The state-of-the-art technology and experienced team at Madinat Zayed allow us to take on such challenges with confidence.”