Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection

  • Julie A. DiSano
  • Colette R. PameijerEmail author


Necrotizing soft tissue infections progress rapidly and are a surgical emergency. Patients often have significant comorbidities and will likely need critical care support after broad-spectrum antibiotics and aggressive debridement of all necrotic tissue. Multiple debridements are usually required, as well as rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affected area.


Necrotizing soft tissue infection Necrotizing fasciitis Debridement Broad-spectrum antibiotics Cutaneous anesthesia Pain out of proportion to exam 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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