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Authors

  1. Salcido, Richard "Sal" MD
  2. Ahn, Chulhyun MD

Abstract

PURPOSE: To update the practitioner with causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for necrotizing fasciitis.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in better understanding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis.

 

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:

 

1. Identify the risk factors and causes of necrotizing fasciitis (NF).

 

2. Describe the clinical presentation and diagnosis of NF.

 

3. Explain the treatment options for NF.