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Acute necrotising soft-tissue infection
  1. Joshua C Reynolds1,
  2. Arieh Z Kestler2,
  3. Robert L Rogers2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joshua C Reynolds, Iroquois Building, Suite 400 A 3600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA; reynoldsjc{at}

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