What is the role of mafenide in the treatment of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Mafenide, an antimicrobial agent that is bacteriostatic to many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, can penetrate an eschar and promote autolytic softening of the eschar prior to débridement.


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