Necrotizing fasciitis: a review

J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. Mar-Apr 2005;41(2):104-9. doi: 10.5326/0410104.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly spreading, bacterial, soft-tissue infection reported in both humans and dogs. A review of the pathophysiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis is presented, with the goal of familiarizing veterinarians with this uncommon but potentially fatal condition. A case report highlighting the fulminant course of this disease is also included.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amputation / veterinary
  • Animals
  • Debridement / veterinary
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Dog Diseases / pathology
  • Dog Diseases / surgery*
  • Dogs
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / diagnosis
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / pathology
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / surgery
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Prognosis