2019 AMI Online Salon

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Andy Rekito
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors:                         
  • Address: Chicago, IL
  • Client: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Journal article
  • Primary Audience: Patients and healthcare providers

Project Description

This illustration was created to accompany a Journal of the American Medical Association Patient Page article about the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections. These are very dangerous subcutaneous infections that need immediate medical care but are sometimes overlooked by patients because symptoms are not always dramatically visible. The illustration depicts the severe damage being done to the soft tissue layers under the surface of the skin while also noting the various noticeable symptoms that a patient may experience.