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Necrotizing soft tissue infections are exceedingly morbid conditions overall. The challenge is significantly increased in COVID-19 patients with the additional risks for the health care providers , for close and diligent surgical and clinical management .

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Successful outcomes are still possible when facing highly morbid diseases in patients with COVID 19. A well coordinated, multidisciplinary approach from a motivated team, is paramount.


Investing efforts in saving lives should not be halted by the COVIS-19 status of the patient. With means to protect all the healthcare providers, resolute surgical and medical management are key to achieve positive outcomes in life threatened process aggravated by theSARS-CoV-2 infection.

Emanuela Alvarenga
Cleveland Clinic

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This page is a summary of: Fournier's gangrene in a COVID ‐19 patient with multiple comorbidities: Combatting the triple threat, Colorectal Disease, April 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/codi.16139.
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