Necrotizing fasciitis: contribution and limitations of diagnostic imaging.

  title={Necrotizing fasciitis: contribution and limitations of diagnostic imaging.},
  author={Jacques Malghem and Frederic E Lecouvet and Patrick Omoumi and Baudouin Maldague and B C Vande berg},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={80 2},
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, rapidly spreading, deep-seated infection causing thrombosis of the blood vessels located in the fascia. Necrotizing fasciitis is a surgical emergency. The diagnosis typically relies on clinical findings of severe sepsis and intense pain, although subacute forms may be difficult to recognize. Imaging studies can help to differentiate necrotizing fasciitis from infections located more superficially (dermohypodermitis). The presence of gas within the necrotized… CONTINUE READING