Necrotizing fasciitis: a fatal outcome following minor trauma. Case report and literature review.

@article{Wojno1989NecrotizingFA,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis: a fatal outcome following minor trauma. Case report and literature review.},
  author={Kirk Wojno and Werner U. Spitz},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={1989},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          239-41
        }
}
The death of a young healthy man, 11 days after he sustained minor trauma, illustrates the potential disaster of undiagnosed necrotizing fasciitis. Difficulty in early diagnosis often arises because the skin is initially spared and only later becomes secondarily involved. In this case, because of the lack of external manifestations, the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis was not considered until the postmortem examination. Necrotizing fasciitis should be considered a potentially serious problem… CONTINUE READING