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November 1982, Volume 32, Issue 11


Necrotizing Fasciitis

Fatema Jawad

A rapidly progressing necrosis and oedema of the subcutaneous fat and fascia is sometimes encountered after trauma, insect bites or in the post-operative period. The process has been named necrotizing fasciitis and was first described by Meleney in 1924. It can affect any part of

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