A five-year review of necrotising fasciitis in a tertiary referral unit

@inproceedings{Swain2013AFR,
  title={A five-year review of necrotising fasciitis in a tertiary referral unit},
  author={RA Swain and J. Hatcher and BS Azadian and N Soni and Bruna de Souza},
  booktitle={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Necrotising fasciitis is a life-threatening illness that is often difficult to diagnose. Immediate debridement and intravenous antibiotic therapy are required to limit the spread of infection. This five-year audit aimed to review the number and outcomes of all cases of necrotising fasciitis admitted to a tertiary referral unit and to assess the validity of the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotising Fasciitis (LRINEC) scoring system. METHODS A retrospective analysis of patient… CONTINUE READING

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