What is characteristic of type III necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Type III necrotizing fasciitis is usually caused by Clostridium perfringens. When type III necrotizing fasciitis occurs spontaneously, C septicum is more likely to be the etiologic agent; these cases usually occur in association with colon cancer or leukemia.

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