What is the role of NSAIDS in the etiology of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Studies have shown a possible relationship between the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, and the development of necrotizing fasciitis during varicella infections. Additional studies are needed to establish whether ibuprofen use has a causal role in the development of necrotizing fasciitis and its complications during varicella infections. This has not previously been described.

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