Necrotizing fasciitis: classification, diagnosis, and management.

  title={Necrotizing fasciitis: classification, diagnosis, and management.},
  author={Luca Lancerotto and Ilaria Tocco and Roberto Salmaso and Vincenzo Vindigni and Franco Bassetto},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  volume={72 3},
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), a life-threatening rare infection of the soft tissues, is a medical and surgical emergency. It is characterized by subtle, rapid onset of spreading inflammation and necrosis starting from the fascia, muscles, and subcutaneous fat, with subsequent necrosis of the overlying skin. Once suspected, immediate and extensive radical debridement of necrotic tissues is mandatory. Appropriate antibiotics and intensive general support avoid massive systemic diffusion of the… CONTINUE READING
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