Necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities: 34 cases at a single centre over the past 5 years

@article{Ryssel2010NecrotizingFO,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities: 34 cases at a single centre over the past 5 years},
  author={Henning Ryssel and Guenter K Germann and Oliver Kloeters and Christian Andreas Radu and Matthias Artur Reichenberger and Emre Gazyakan},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={130},
  pages={1515-1522}
}
Worldwide the incidence of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is on the rise. This rapidly progressive infection is a true infectious disease emergency due to its high morbidity and mortality. The mainstay of therapy is prompt surgical debridement, intravenous antibiotics, and supportive care with fluid and electrolyte management. Because of its high mortality rate, patients are increasingly referred to burn centres for specialized wound and critical care issues. A retrospective chart review was… CONTINUE READING
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