Necrotizing fasciitis: a fourteen-year retrospective study of 163 consecutive patients.

@article{Childers2002NecrotizingFA,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis: a fourteen-year retrospective study of 163 consecutive patients.},
  author={Ben J Childers and Louis D Potyondy and Ryan D Nachreiner and Frank R Rogers and Ellyn R Childers and Kerby C Oberg and Douglas L Hendricks and Robert A Hardesty},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={109-16}
}
This review was prompted by continued public and professional interest of necrotizing fasciitis as well as worldwide increases in the incidence of streptococcal invasive infections. Our objective was to outline the clinical course of necrotizing fasciitis and delineate factors relating to mortality among 163 diagnosed patients. Over 14 years patients diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis were reviewed for patient history, comorbid conditions, and progression of clinical course. A logistic… CONTINUE READING

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