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What is the best treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the best treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Immediate surgery: Necrotizing fasciitis requires emergency surgical intervention and wide debridement of all devitalized tissues, in combination with antibiotics given in high dosages. This cannot be managed with only a single modality and if not treated quickly can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Necrotizing Fasciitis (Definition)

This is tissue destruction by multiple infectious organisms.It is a life threatening condition requiring aggressive ...Read more


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Whats treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the treatment of necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the treatment of necrotizing fasciitis?

Serious infection: This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emergency treatment with antibiotics and likely surgery. ...Read more

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Why aren't maggots used to treat necrotizing fasciitis?

Initially: Maggots are not used because prompt surgical debridement is the procedure of choice because this rids the area of necrotic tissue. Maggot debridement would take to long. After the initial insult is over, one could use maggots to clean the wound up. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have necrotizing fasciitis?

This is a very : Serious infection. While i feel you would know if you had it, any hint at it, such as early cellulitis with ulceration of skin, a feeling of air bubbles or crackling under your skin where you think the infection is, systemic signs like fever and chills as well, or, as it can be seen, a large dead area of skin down to muscle. If you even think you may have it, get to a hospital. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be afraid of necrotizing fasciitis?

Yes if you get it: Is serious soft tissue infection , rapidly spreads , progresses , if neglected or delayed in initiation of aggressive treatment , could lethal., fortunately it is not very common ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what necrotizing fasciitis really is?

What's a simple way to say what necrotizing fasciitis really is?

Necrotizing fasciiti: It is an infection in which the bacteria produce substances which cause your skin and tissues to die. The other lay term is "flesh eating bacteria". ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

IV drug abuse: Unfortunately, most cases I have seen come from individuals using dirty needles or unsterile technique when utilizing illegal IV drugs. So don't start a drug habit! your overall health will also contribute - diabetes, immunocompromised, etc. ...Read more

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