TITLE

Necrotizing Fasciitis: Clinical Presentation, Microbiology, and Determinants of Mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Chin-Ho Wong; Haw-Chong Chang; Pasupathy, Shanker; Lay-Wai Khin; Jee-Lim Tan; Cheng-Ooi Low
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2003, Vol. 85-A Issue 8, p1454
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the clinical presentation and microbiological characteristics of necrotizing fasciitis condition as well as the determinants of mortality associated with this uncommon surgical emergency. Most common cause of monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis; Findings of a multivariate analysis; Level of evidence.
ACCESSION #
10518299

 

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