Characteristics and differences in necrotizing fasciitis and gas forming myonecrosis: a series of 36 patients.

@article{Tilkorn2012CharacteristicsAD,
  title={Characteristics and differences in necrotizing fasciitis and gas forming myonecrosis: a series of 36 patients.},
  author={Daniel Johannes Tilkorn and Mehmet Çitak and Tobias Fehmer and Axel Ring and Joshua Hauser and Sammy Al Benna and Lars Steinstraesser and Bernd Roetman and H. U. Steinau},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={51-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) and gas forming myonecrosis (GFM), both being subtypes of necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI), are life threatening conditions sharing certain similarities. Despite the necessity of early and radical surgical debridement in necrotizing infections, the distinction between these entities is of clinical relevance since gas forming myonecrosis in a number of cases results from an underlying abdominal cause and the focus of infection can be missed… CONTINUE READING
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