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Necrotizing Fasciitis is a life threatening soft tissue infection that is characterized by a rapid spreading infection of the subcutaneous tissue. Symptoms include red or purple skin in the affected area, severe pain, fever, and vomiting. Typically, the infection enters the body through a break in the skin such as a cut or burn. Surgical debridement is the mainstay of treatment for necrotizing fasciitis. Intravenous antibiotics are started immediately upon diagnosis. The purpose of this case report is to describe functional mobility interventions for a bariatric patient with necrotizing fasciitis.

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Functional Mobility Interventions For A Bariatric Patient With Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Case Report



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