How does the incidence of necrotizing fasciitis vary by sex and age?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The mean age of a patient with necrotizing fasciitis is 38-44 years. This disease rarely occurs in children. Pediatric cases have been reported from resource-poor nations where poor hygiene is prevalent. The male-to-female ratio is 2-3:1.


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