What are the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Other indicative findings include edema extending beyond the area of erythema, skin vesicles, and crepitus. McHenry et al and others have noted that the subcutaneous tissue demonstrates a wooden, hardened feel in cases of necrotizing fasciitis. [29] The fascial planes and muscle groups cannot be detected by palpation.


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