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Cutaneous and subcutaneous abdominal necrosis in a morbidly obese patient – a case report
 
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Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Pediatric Dermatology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Andrzej Prystupa   

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland.
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2009;3(1):67–69
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Obesity leads to many health problems; it is a well-known risk factor for type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular complications as well as skin infections. A 57-year-old woman was addmited to the Department of Internal Medicine because of type 2 diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, and deep cutaneous and subcutaneous abdominal necrosis. The patient underwent local necrectomy - the removal of necrotic deep cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue. Despite intensive pharmacoteraphy, the patient died suddenly on the eighth day after hospitalization.
 
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