Necrotizing soft-tissue infections

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Abstract

Objective:

To provide a contemporary review of the diagnosis and management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections.

Data Sources:

Scientific literature and internet sources.

Study Selection:

Major articles of importance in this area.

Conclusions:

The mortality for necrotizing soft-tissue infections appears to be decreasing, possibly due to improved recognition and earlier delivery of more effective therapy. Establishing a diagnosis and initiating treatment as soon as possible provides the best opportunity for a good outcome.

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