[Necrotizing soft tissue infections: nomenclature and classification].

  title={[Necrotizing soft tissue infections: nomenclature and classification].},
  author={Ubaldo Aleriano Sanchez and Galo Peralta},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  volume={21 4},
Terminology used to refer to necrotizing infections is extensive because of the absence of clear definitions and the use of classification systems based on a variety of criteria, including etiologic, microbiologic, anatomic, and clinical aspects. This situation has led to some confusion. In the attempt to unify terminology, it might be more appropriate to use only the terms necrotizing fasciitis and myonecrosis, in which differentiation is mainly anatomical. Another option would be to use only… CONTINUE READING