How is soft tissue infections diagnosed in necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Uman et al recommended percutaneous needle aspiration followed by prompt Gram staining and culture for a rapid bacteriologic diagnosis in soft-tissue infections. [77] A needle aspirate should be taken on the advancing edge of the infection, where group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABS) is plentiful. [78]

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