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2019 Apr 11

BMC Infect Dis



A systematic review of necrotising fasciitis in children from its first description in 1930 to 2018.


Schroder A, Gerin A, Firth GB, Hoffmann KS, Grieve A, von Sochaczewski C O
BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 11; 19(1):317.
PMID: 30975101.


Necrotising fasciitis is a rapidly progressing soft-tissue infection with a low incidence that carries a relevant risk of morbidity and mortality. Although necrotising fasciitis is often fatal in adults, its case fatality rate seems to be lower in children. A highly variable clinical presentation makes the diagnosis challenging, which often results in misdiagnosis and time-delay to therapy.