To study the etiological factors and microbiological aspects with its prevalence in Necrotizing Fasciitis.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted in 120 patients admitted in the Dept of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College for a period of one year.
Results: In our study majority 48.3% were in the age group 41-60 years and majority being males 65%. Trauma 39.1% being the most common etiological factor followed by spontaneous 28.3% occurrence. Most common organism isolated being Staphylococcus aureus being 64.1% followed by Pseudomonas and E coli.
Conclusion: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life threatening condition, with a high mortality rate only if not treated in time. One must diagnose the NF at the earliest, as a delay in diagnosis can be fatal. This study attempts to analyze, in more detail, the incidence of these necrotizing infections and also to find the predisposing factors, bacteriological profile and prevalence of disease.