Please help docs! Where can necrotizing fasciitis be found?

Anywhere. Nec fasc can affect any area of the body. It is usually a rapidly spreading infection and is potentially life-threatening.

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Please help docs! Where is necrotizing fasciitis common and who are its victims?

Necrotizing fasciiti. This disease occurs when bacteria get into the fat tissue under the skin. The bacteria grow and spread and the blood supply to the skin dies. Common causes are injuries to tissue in healthy people. In sick people with damaged immune systems (like cancer patients), there may be no trauma. The disease is quite uncommon. See your doctor for any injuries that develop redness indicating infection. Read more...

Where is necrotizing fasciitis found?

Any area of the body. This condition can occur just about anywhere on your body. It is most common in the groin area and in the legs. People who have diabetes, immune conditions, or poor circulation are at higher risk. If you experience skin color changes, pain, and fevers, and the skin changes move quickly, this is an emergency and must be treated immediately. Read more...

Please advise what is the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Same essentially. Both are deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirectal abscess, an infection involving the buttocks and rectal area, is a necrotizing soft tissue infection that is not fasciitis. Requires surgery and sometimes a colostomy. Read more...

Can you die from necrotizing fasciitis?

Absolutely. Nec fasc is a surgical emergency for that very reason. Must debride the infected tissue fully to survive. Some of my sickest patients in the or had this disease. Read more...
Yes. This is a surgical emergency that requires rapid and aggressive resuscitation followed by immediate surgical resection of all of the infected tissues. This is a very serious problem and should be dealt with accordingly. Read more...

What are some impacts of necrotizing fasciitis?

Serious infection. This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emergency treatment with antibiotics and likely surgery. Read more...

Why aren't maggots used to treat necrotizing fasciitis?

Infection. Maggot therapy is useful to clean wounds that are not infected not infected wounds. Read more...
They ARE used. Maggot therapy is sometimes used to treat necrotizing fasciitis (nf). But, because nf is generally a life- or limb-threatening emergency, immediate surgical intervention is the first or preferred choice. Still, numerous reports in literature (surgery inadequate or vital structures at risk) where maggot debridement therapy (mdt or biosurgery) was used. Read more...
Initially. Maggots are not used because prompt surgical debridement is the procedure of choice because this rids the area of necrotic tissue. Maggot debridement would take to long. After the initial insult is over, one could use maggots to clean the wound up. Read more...

What is the prognosis for victims of necrotizing fasciitis?

If adequately ... Treated with surgery and antimicrobials, haven't lost one yet. Read more...
Fatal if untreated. Aggressive surgical debridement, antibiotics and possible treatment of the cause i.e. Gi fistula etc. Read more...
If caught early. With prompt surgical debridement, IV antibiotics and aggressive care the prognosis is generally good. Read more...