Which treatments are used for necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In 2010, a team of scientists and surgeons from the Legacy Emanuel Shock Trauma Center in Portland, Oregon, wrote a collective review on the diagnosis and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis. These scientists and surgeons found extensive wide debridement of all tissues that can be easily elevated off the fascia with gentle pressure should be undertaken. The use of adjunctive therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), continue to receive considerable attention as a integral parts of the life-saving therapies. [20]


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