Necrotizing soft-tissue infections.

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Necrotizing soft-tissue infections.

Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep;39(9):2156-62

Authors: Ustin JS, Malangoni MA

OBJECTIVE: To provide a contemporary review of the diagnosis and management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections.
DATA SOURCES: Scientific literature and internet sources.
STUDY SELECTION: Major articles of importance in this area.
CONCLUSIONS: The mortality for necrotizing soft-tissue infections appears to be decreasing, possibly due to improved recognition and earlier delivery of more effective therapy. Establishing a diagnosis and initiating treatment as soon as possible provides the best opportunity for a good outcome.

PMID: 21532474 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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