Necrotizing soft tissue infections

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  • Includes necrotizing forms of cellulitis, myositis, and fasciitis

General types

  • Type 1: polymicrobial infection
  • Type 2: group A strep
    • May occur in healthy individuals
    • May occur via hematogenous spread from throat to site of blunt trauma

Specific Types

Differential Diagnosis

Skin and Soft Tissue Infection


Necrotizing rashes

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