Learning from Clinical Experience with Necrotizing Fasciitis: Treatment and Management

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Abstract

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To provide information about necrotizing fasciitis (NF), how to recognize it, and evidence-based treatment.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES:

After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:

Necrotizing fasciitis is a threatening, rapidly progressive, infectious disease of the soft tissue. In this article, based on 3 cases, the authors aim to summarize the clinical experience of patients with necrotizing fasciitis and the current concepts of the treatment and management of this disease.

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