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What is the clinical difference between necrotizing fasciitis and gas gangrene?

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Life threatening

They are both life threatening illnesses.
The bacterial causes are different, but generally they both need surgical intervention and antibiotic therapy.

In brief: Life threatening

They are both life threatening illnesses.
The bacterial causes are different, but generally they both need surgical intervention and antibiotic therapy.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The bacteria

Gas gangrene is a bacteria that produces gas under the skin.
The skin feels like in has bubbles under it. Necrtizing fascitis can be gas gangrene or some other bacteria that doesn't produce gas.

In brief: The bacteria

Gas gangrene is a bacteria that produces gas under the skin.
The skin feels like in has bubbles under it. Necrtizing fascitis can be gas gangrene or some other bacteria that doesn't produce gas.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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