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Necrotizing fasciitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15267055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare but rapidly progressive and potentially fatal disease condition. It is characterized by progressive inflammation and extensive necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia, sparing the underlying tissue. It is a poly-bacterial infection and is associated with profound systemic toxicity, considerable morbidity and a high mortality rate. The outcome is influenced by early recognition and radical surgical debridement. We present a report of six cases of NF who presented to our surgical service within the past 5 years.
T O Ogundiran; O O Akute; O M Oluwatosin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-22     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / epidemiology*,  etiology,  mortality,  pathology,  surgery
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Nigeria / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies

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