Naidoo, S. L.Campbell, D. L.Miller, Lisa M.Nicastro, A.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Pathology and Microbiology
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..