TITLE

Necrotizing fasciitis: strategies for diagnosis and management

AUTHOR(S)
Taviloglu, Korhan; Yanar, Hakan
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
World Journal of Emergency Surgery;2007, Vol. 2, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is uncommon and difficult to diagnose, and it cause progressive morbidity until the infectious process is diagnosed and treated medically and surgically. The literature addressed NF contains confusing information, inaccurate bacteriologic data, and antiquated antibiotic therapy. A delay in diagnosis is associated with a grave prognosis and increased mortality. The main goal of the clinician must be to establish the diagnosis and initially treat the patient within the standard of care. This review is planned as a guide for the clinician in making an early diagnosis of NF and initiating effective medical and surgical therapy.
ACCESSION #
30095252

 

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