Necrotising fasciitis

Necrotising fasciitis is a potentially fatal Infection involving rapidly progressive, widespread destruction and necrosis of subcutaneous Tissue and superficial fascia. The commonest causal agent is Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus but frequently the Infection may be polymicrobial. Emergency surgical fasciotomy and debridement of necrotic Tissue is required to halt progression and reduce the High risk of a fatal outcome.

Organ Affected

  • Skin System (Integumentary System)
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code M72.6

    11390 0.574436903