What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Bedside ultrasonography may be useful in patients with necrotizing fasciitis, as well as other soft-tissue infections, including cellulitis, cutaneous abscess, and peritonsillar abscess. It may be superior to clinical judgment alone in determining the presence or the absence of occult abscess formation. [64]


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