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Severe soft tissue infections - rare and devastating conditions.
In all ages, simple skin and soft tissue infections are extremely common. In contrast, severe soft tissue infections are far less frequent, but yet represent a great health and resource burden. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) encompass all types of microbial infections of soft tissue that causes tissue necrosis. NSTIs are devastating conditions with high death rate of up to 35%. These rapidly spreading infections may cause extensive soft tissue damage and the risk of failure of multiple organs. There is often a need for repeated, extensive surgery or even amputation, as well as intensive care unit treatment.

Radio Denmark: Interview with Eric C Jansen at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.