Why does necrotizing fasciitis have a poor prognosis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Poor prognosis in necrotizing fasciitis has been linked to infection with certain streptococcal strains. However, McHenry et al found that monomicrobial infection with S pyogenes was not associated with an increased mortality. [29]


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