When is immediate surgical consultation indicated in the workup of sepsis/septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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If clinical suspicion of necrotizing fasciitis is high, a surgical consultation should be obtained immediately, and the patient should be taken promptly to the operating room for intervention, often without the need for any imaging. CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cannot be relied on to make this diagnosis.

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