|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Essential Evidence Plus|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|
|State||Published - Apr 17 2019|
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.