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


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.