Journal Articles

Recognising necrotising fasciitis

Share this article

Recognising necrotising fasciitis

John Timmons
31 July 2005

Necrotising fasciitis is a blanket term that is used to describe skin and soft tissue infections caused by one or a number of bacterial species (Schwartz and Kapila, 2004). In many cases, the disease progresses rapidly, causing large areas of soft tissue damage, extreme pain for the patient, and systemic sepsis if left untreated. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential to halt the progress of the disease. This article examines a variety of presentations of necrotising fasciitis with the aim of assisting the clinician in achieving prompt recognition and providing appropriate treatment.

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals

By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.