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1 Minute Read: Necrotizing Fasciitis – a Don’t Miss ddx diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 02:41 PM

Necrotizing Fasciitis – "Don’t miss" as patient can quickly be severely harmed. Diagnosis is physical:  Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon but life-threatening condition that carries a high risk of mortality and associated complications.  It requires a high index of suspicion in order for it to be correctly diagnosed.  Organisms invade a wound site and spread along the superficial and deep fascial planes causing a necrotizing infection.  Necrotizing fasciitis should be urgently considered in any patient presenting with:

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Topics: Aimee Copeland, necrotizing fasciitis, early diagnosis, don't miss diagnosis

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