Critical care admission is strongly recommended in view of the aggressive clinical course, high risk of multiorgan failure, and significant mortality rate.
KEY POINTS Necrotizing fasciitis may be misdiagnosed as cellulitis due to the benign appearance of cutaneous findings early in the clinical course.
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