Necrotizing fasciitis

Karl Clebak, Chloe Courchesne

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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection of the deeper layers of skin characterized by widespread necrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and superficial fascia easily spreading across the fascial plane. Fournier's gangrene is a type of NF of the perineal and perianal regions that also often involves the genital regions of both men and women; it can rapidly spread along the fascial lines and involve the retroperitoneum.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Evidence Plus
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
StatePublished - Apr 17 2019

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