Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 461-469

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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Necrotizing Fasciitis

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With four types of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) now recognized, the diagnosis and management of NF becomes more challenging as physicians face more unusual pathogenic and atypical presentations. With few published guidelines and little evidence base to justify therapies, much of the literature is pragmatic or provides limited evidence with small underpowered studies and disparate case reports.


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