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Model of Wall et al for Identifying Patients with Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Some patients with necrotizing fasciitis may present with relatively mild clinical findings, and these patients may not undergo debridement until the disease has progressed to a severe stage of involvement. Wall et al developed a simple model for separating patients with necrotizing fasciitis from those with nonnecrotizing soft tissue infections. The authors are from the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.

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