Imaging diagnosis and minimally-invasive management of necrotizing fasciitis in a dog

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Bowlt KL, Pivetta M, Kussy F, et al. 

Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2013;26:323-327.

Necrotising fasciitis is a rapidly progressive, aggressive bacterial infection of the subcutis associated with significant morbidity and mortality in both man and domestic animals. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first veterinary report of magnetic resonance imaging findings in necrotising fasciitis, and the first reported case in a dog to be successfully treated with minimally invasive surgical intervention.