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What are some risk factors for necrotizing fascitis?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Several: Diabetes mellitus, pre-existing untreated cellulitis, streptococcus pyogenes carriage.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Diabetes: Immunosuppresed state, diabetes, kidney disease, skin injury, blunt trauma, alcohol abuse are some of risk factors.
Dr. Jorge Valdes
Wound care 26 years experience
Skin injury or punct: Risks factors can be injury to skin or puncture wounds, peripheral vascular disease, any condition which causes a weakening of the immune system such as diabetes, organ transplant, chemotherapy and dialysis.

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