[Necrotizing fasciitis. Clinical criteria and risk factors].

  • J C Roujeau
  • Published 2001 in Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie


Necrotizing cellulitis and fasciitis may be difficult to recognize. When skin necrosis is not obvious, the diagnosis must be suspected if there are signs of severe sepsis (accelerated heart or respiratory rates, oliguria, mental confusion.) and/or some of the following local symptoms or signs: severe spontaneous pain, indurated edema, bullae, cyanosis, skin… (More)