Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections - Complicated Skin Infections

Aggressive, necrotizing soft tissue infections can cause extensive local tissue damage as well as systemic toxicity. These infections require prompt recognition to prevent severe morbidity and mortality. Laboratory testing includes gram stain of aspirates or tissue biopsies for simple infections; complicated infections may require CBC, culture, and surgical exploration of the site.

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Content Review: 
September 2017

Last Update: November 2018