RNM Francis

Department of General Surgery, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research   
    Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Clinical and Microbiological Study
    Author(s): J Magesh Kumar, RNM Francis and V Ramalakshmi*

    Objective: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a prolong inflammation of the soft tissue and prevalent with higher morbidity and mortality. The treatment would be based on the surgical debridement and antibiotic therapies. Methods: All cases of Necrotizing fasciitis admitted in Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai-44 between the period of November 2014 and October 2016 were included in the study. The diagnosis was made by combination of clinical and gross anatomical findings, biochemical characterization, and microbiological evaluation. Results: The male predominance was found among the patients. The pain was presented as most common symptom (95%) and mean duration was 10.08 days. Trauma contributed as most common etiological factors (30%) and Diabetes mellitus was the most common associate comorbid condition (38.3%) in patients, followed by hypertension i.. Read More»

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