Why is the prognosis of necrotizing fasciitis so poor?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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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. [31]


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