David Fenger Schefte & Peter Vadim Polzik
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V05200360
Necrotising soft-tissue infections (NSTI) is a new term for infections by bacteria, which cause ischaemia and necrosis of the affected tissue. Scientific advances during the past decade have expanded our knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognosis and treatment of NSTI. Early, correct diagnosis and elimination of delay to surgical debridement is crucial for survival. The recommended antimicrobial treatment has recently been updated. This review summarises the latest advances concerning NSTI, and it is important, that all Danish clinicians are up to date on these.