A Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis with a LRINEC Score of Zero: Clinical Suspicion Should Trump Scoring Systems

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Date: May 2013
From: Journal of Emergency Medicine(Vol. 44, Issue 5)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 91 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.09.039 Byline: Michael P. Wilson, Aaron B. Schneir Abstract: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a potentially lethal infection involving the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fascia. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing fasciitis (LRINEC) score has been proposed as a way of using abnormal laboratory values to distinguish between severe cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis. Author Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego, California Article History: Received 29 May 2012; Revised 20 August 2012; Accepted 18 September 2012

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