Unusual cases of necrotizing fasciitis: a clinical experience from Turkey

Kapi E., AKDENİZ DOĞAN Z. D., Seyhan T., KILINÇ N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.41, no.1, pp.31-40, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00238-017-1310-2
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-40
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Background Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, destructive soft tissue infection which starts on the skin and subcutaneous tissue, and spreads quickly towards the deeper tissues. Its etiology includes trauma, surgical intervention, perineal abscess, soft tissue infection, minor invasive procedures, abrasion, contusion, burn, laceration, bite, and penetrating injuries. The mortality of the disease can increase in the presence of predisposing factors such as diabetes, hypertension, immunodeficiency, self-care insufficiency, alcoholism, and advanced age. The clinical presentation of necrotizing fasciitis may vary. It is often observed in the abdominal region, the lower extremity, the perineal, perianal, scrotal and genital regions.