Necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities: a prospective study

  title={Necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities: a prospective study},
  author={Ramin Espandar and Siamak Yousef Sibdari and Elham Rafiee and Shideh Yazdanian},
  booktitle={Strategies in trauma and limb reconstruction},
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive infection and is a necrosis of the fascia and surrounding tissues. Despite recent advances in its management, outcomes have not improved and mortality rate is still high. Between September 2007 and August 2009, we prospectively studied twenty-four histopathologically proven necrotizing fasciitis patients to assess the prognostic factors that indicate the outcome. Mortality rate was 20.8%. Twelve patients (50%) improved, while seven patients (29.2… CONTINUE READING
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