Mortality in Patients with Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Extremities at Phayao Hospital


  • Chopong Sukpromson Phayao General Hospital, Thailand


Background: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) of the extremities is one of the most important problems in
Phayao General Hospital due to its high mortality. This study aimed to find the risk factors associated with
mortality in order to manage properly.
Methods: The medical records of 45 patients who admitted with NF between January 2005 and June 2007
were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data and several potential risk factors were collected. The risk
factors were analyzed by Chi-squared test and Fisher’s Exact Test.
Results: The overall mortality rate was 22.22%. The risk factors that were significantly associated with
high mortality were patients with renal insufficiency (plasma creatinine > 2.0 mg/dl) and patients needed to be
treated in the intensive care unit.
Conclusion: Patients with renal insufficiency and patients needed critical care were associated with high
mortality. Such patients should be intensively observed and treated.


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Sukpromson C. Mortality in Patients with Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Extremities at Phayao Hospital. Thai J Surg [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];30(1-2). Available from:



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