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Title: Necrotizing fasciitis: a common problem in Darwin.
Authors: Byrnes, Jennifer M
Citation: The international journal of lower extremity wounds 2006-12; 5(4): 271-6
Abstract: Necrotizing fasciitis is considered a rare condition, with an incidence rate of 1 in 100,000 persons on average in the worldwide arena. However, at the Royal Darwin Hospital, an average of 10 cases per year with this condition are managed, which appears disproportionately high considering that the population of Darwin is 89,000. A case is presented in this report of a sports tourist to Darwin to indicate the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment, which are essential to reduce the high mortality (approximately 40%) associated with necrotizing fasciitis. However, early detection relies on appropriate and adequate clinical training.
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Journal title: The international journal of lower extremity wounds
Publication Date: 2006-12
ISSN: 1534-7346
Type: Case Reports
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DOI: 10.1177/1534734606295140
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