What are the risk factors for polymicrobial infections in necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Polymicrobial infections are often associated with previous surgical procedures, pressure ulcers, penetrating trauma, perianal abscesses, and intravenous drug use. In the study by Andreasen et al, 71% of their patients had polymicrobial infections. [28]


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