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Necrotizing Fasciitis

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A fulminating group A streptococcal infection beginning with severe or extensive cellulitis that spreads to involve the superficial and deep fascia, producing thrombosis of the subcutaneous vessels and gangrene of the underlying tissues. A cutaneous lesion usually serves as a portal of entry for the infection, but sometimes no such lesion is found. (Dorland, 28th ed)

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Necrotizing Fasciitis

UMLS

Fasciitides, Necrotizing, Fasciitis, Necrotizing, Fascitides, Necrotizing, Fascitis, Necrotizing, GANGRENE, HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCUS, Necrotising cellulitis, Necrotising fasciitis, Necrotizing cellulitis, Necrotizing Fasciitides, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Necrotizing Fascitides, Necrotizing Fascitis, Necrotizing myositis, Streptococcal gangrene

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