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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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What is the definition or description of: necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the definition or description of: necrotizing fasciitis?

Tissue destrction: This is tissue destruction by multiple infectious organisms.It is a life threatening condition requiring aggressive surgical and medical intervention. ...Read more

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What pathogen causes necrotizing fasciitis?

Pathogen in NF: There are 4 organisms that can cause this serious life threatening infection. A simple wikipedia search will give you all the info needed. ...Read more

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What is the bacteria that often causes necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the bacteria that often causes necrotizing fasciitis?

As a single organism: The group a streptococcus is most common but many cases of nf are caused by a mixture of bugs, so-called synergistic gangrene ...Read more

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What is necrotizing fasciitis versus necrotizing soft tissue infection?

What is necrotizing fasciitis versus necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Only terminology!: Fasciitis means inflammation of fascia, which is the "gristle" that exists around and between muscle layers. Soft tissue is a general term for non-bony body parts. Necrotizing fasciitis is slightly more specific than necrotizing soft tissue infection, but nf imputes infection whereas nsti implicitly states "infection." both are the same and require nasty bacteria killing tissues unchecked! ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Please advise what is the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Same essentially: Both are deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirectal abscess, an infection involving the buttocks and rectal area, is a necrotizing soft tissue infection that is not fasciitis. Requires surgery and sometimes a colostomy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis from Tooth abcesss?

What are the symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis from Tooth abcesss?

Necrotizing fasciitis: Necrotizing fasciitis of the face is extremely rare. Symptoms include increasing pain in short amount of time, more severe than the abcess itself, redness and warmth around the tooth or elsewhere on the body, flu -like symptoms, extreme thirst (from dehydration) in the first 24 hours. Later symptom include violet-colored marks that become blisters filled with dark, bad smelling liquid. ...Read more

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Where is necrotizing fasciitis found?

Where is necrotizing fasciitis found?

Any area of the body: This condition can occur just about anywhere on your body. It is most common in the groin area and in the legs. People who have diabetes, immune conditions, or poor circulation are at higher risk. If you experience skin color changes, pain, and fevers, and the skin changes move quickly, this is an emergency and must be treated immediately. ...Read more