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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yamuna Kondapally, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Ultrasound is more useful in children (with raising incidence after primary varicella infection). On ultrasound, necrotizing fasciitis is characterized by distorted and thickened fascial planes with turbid fluid accumulation in the fascial layers, subcutaneous edema and soft tissue gas.

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  • Ultrasound is more useful in children (with raising incidence after primary varicella infection).[1][2]
  • On ultrasound, necrotizing fasciitis is characterized by:

References

  1. Necrotizing fasciitis http://radiopaedia.org/articles/necrotising-fasciitis (2016) Accessed on September 9,2016
  2. Parenti GC, Marri C, Calandra G, Morisi C, Zabberoni W (2000). "[Necrotizing fasciitis of soft tissues: role of diagnostic imaging and review of the literature]". Radiol Med. 99 (5): 334–9. PMID 10938701.

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