What steps should be taken immediately after a necrotizing fasciitis has been confirmed?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Once the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis is confirmed, initiate treatment without delay. [52, 77] Because of the complexity of this disease, a team approach is best (see Consultations). Hemodynamic parameters should be closely monitored, and aggressive resuscitation initiated immediately if needed to maintain hemodynamic stability.


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