Necrotizing fasciitis in the lower extremity: A review and case presentation

  • Lombardi C
  • Silver L
  • Lau K
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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but potentially fatal disease which is often confused with cellulitis. By examining the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, treatment, and a representative case study, this article proposes to lend a broader perspective to this infection. Emphasis is placed on the necessity of surgical debridement in combination with antibiotic therapy to minimize the possible morbidity associated with this condition.

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  • Group A streptococcus
  • Necrotizing fasciitis

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Authors

  • C. M. Lombardi

  • L. M. Silver

  • K. K. Lau

  • A. D. Silhanek

  • F. G. Connolly

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