Necrotizing soft-tissue infections

Ronni Wolf, Yalçin Tüzün, Batya B. Davidovici

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BACKGROUND AND CLASSIFICATION Skin and skin structures are among the most frequent sites of human bacterial infection and account for ~10% of hospital admissions in the United States.1 The terminology used for infections of skin and skin structures is often confusing. “Primary” skin infections occur in otherwise normal skin and are usually caused by group A streptococci or Staphylococcus aureus. Infections are called “secondary” when they complicate chronic skin conditions (e.g., eczema or atopic dermatitis).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmergency Dermatology, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781498729321
ISBN (Print)9781498729314
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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