Why does necrotizing fasciitis have a poor prognosis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • 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. [37]

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