What is the incidence of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Since 1883, more than 500 cases of necrotizing fasciitis have been reported in the literature. There may be an increased incidence in African and Asian countries; however, because of the lack of recorded cases, the true incidence is not known.


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