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Necrotising soft-tissue infections

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Abstract

The incidence of necrotising soft-tissue infections has increased during recent decades such that most physicians might see at least one case of these potentially life-threatening infections in their career. Despite advances in care, necrotising soft-tissue infections are still associated with high morbidity and mortality, underlining a need for continued education of the medical community. In particular, failure to suspect necrotising soft-tissue infections, fuelled by poor awareness of the disease, promotes delays to first surgical debridement, amplifying disease severity and adverse outcomes. This Review will focus on practical approaches to management of necrotising soft-tissue infections including prompt recognition, initiation of specific management, exploratory surgery, and aftercare. Increased alertness and awareness for these infections should improve time to diagnosis and early referral to specialised centres, with improvement in the prognosis of necrotising soft-tissue infections.
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anses-03920807 , version 1 (03-01-2023)

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Camille Hua, Tomas Urbina, Romain Bosc, Tom Parks, Shiranee Sriskandan, et al.. Necrotising soft-tissue infections. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2022, ⟨10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00583-7⟩. ⟨anses-03920807⟩
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