Why is the prognosis of necrotizing fasciitis so poor?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print

The poor prognosis associated with necrotizing fasciitis has been linked to infection with certain streptococcal strains. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) has also been associated with necrotizing fasciitis. [39]

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!