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treatment of neisseira

Luca Mazzone, Clemens Schiestl
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) and purpura fulminans (PF) are conditions with extensive septic skin necroses that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. NF is caused by fulminant bacterial spread on the superficial muscle fascia, Group A streptococcus being the main microorganism responsible for it. The major challenge NF poses is timely recognition. Although crucial for patient survival, early diagnosis is difficult because paucity of specific early findings does not allow setting NF apart from other, less severe, differential diagnoses...
October 2013: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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