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Identifying and treating necrotising fasciitis: a clinical challenge

Alberto Piaggesi, Chiara Goretti, Elisabetta Iacopi, Letizia Pieruzzi, Lorenza Abbruzzese, Nicola Riitano, Sara Barone
17 December 2019

Necrotising fasciitis is a life-threatening infection that requires early diagnosis followed by prompt surgical and antibiotic treatment. If not treated rapidly, it quickly progresses, resulting in death. It is an insidious condition that is often underdiagnosed. The authors report the case of a man who presented with necrotising fasciitis in whom prompt management saved both his limb and his life.

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