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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is dangerous because of its sudden onset and rapid progression. It is often associated with high morbidity and mortality if not recognized early and treated correctly. Advanced age, trauma, diabetes, immunosuppression and chronic systemic diseases (for example, hypertension, atherosclerosis and renal failure) are predisposing factors. The etiology of necrotizing fasciitis is multiple and is often polymicrobial. Early diagnosis, broad-spectrum antibiotics and prompt and adequate surgical debridement are the keys to successful treatment. Primary wound closure and sometimes skin grafting are the final definite procedures. We present two patients with necrotizing fasciitis from two different causes. Both of them survived after correct treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Volume28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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Necrotizing Fasciitis
Skin Transplantation
Wounds and Injuries
Debridement
Causality
Immunosuppression
Renal Insufficiency
Early Diagnosis
Atherosclerosis
Chronic Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Hypertension
Morbidity
Mortality
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Fournier's gangrene
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Chang, V. C. W., Chen, C., & Wu, H. H. (2008). Necrotizing fasciitis. Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), 28(4), 175-178.

Necrotizing fasciitis. / Chang, V. C W; Chen, Chiehfeng; Wu, Hsin Heng.

In: Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), Vol. 28, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 175-178.

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Chang, VCW, Chen, C & Wu, HH 2008, 'Necrotizing fasciitis', Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 175-178.
Chang VCW, Chen C, Wu HH. Necrotizing fasciitis. Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan). 2008 Aug;28(4):175-178.
Chang, V. C W ; Chen, Chiehfeng ; Wu, Hsin Heng. / Necrotizing fasciitis. In: Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan). 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 175-178.
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