Why do survivors of necrotizing fasciitis have shorter life spans?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Necrotizing fasciitis survivors may have a shorter life span than population controls, owing to infectious causes such as pneumonia, cholecystitis, urinary tract infections, and sepsis. [48]


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