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Criteria for Streptococcal Necrotizing Fasciitis

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Necrotizing fasciitis may be caused by invasion of soft tissue by Group A Streptococcus. This can be a devastating infection that is sometimes referred to as "flesh eating." The diagnosis may be made by the use of specific criteria.

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