Necrotizing Fasciitis (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Prompt identification and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis is critical in order to improve the likelihood of a favorable outcome. Because of the rapid progression of this condition, a high index of suspicion and early detection are necessary to initiate emergency treatment immediately. Those individuals with underlying medical problems or a weakened immune system need to be especially vigilant. Consult a health care professional if any of the following symptoms or signs develops:
If a person has been previously evaluated by a health care professional and there is progression of the above symptoms, or if the person fails to improve (even with antibiotic treatment at home), prompt reevaluation must occur.
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