What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

By james
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3. How Is the Infection Diagnosed?

Necrotizing fasciitis is challenging to diagnose because it can appear similar to other illnesses early on. Doctors will ask several questions to determine the likelihood of infection to speed up the treatment process, but they may start medications before receiving results from tests and biopsies because a rapid response is necessary.

Visual inspection of the infection site can help in diagnosing the condition. A doctor may rely on several tests to confirm the diagnosis, like tissue samples, bloodwork, CT scan, ultrasound and MRI of the area.

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