Which conditions are frequent comorbidities of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A history of comorbid factors, including diabetes mellitus, should be sought in all cases of suspected necrotizing fasciitis. A retrospective, multicenter study by van Stigt et al of 58 patients with necrotizing fasciitis found cardiovascular disease to be the most common comorbidity (39.7% of patients). [40]


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