What is the role of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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While the literature appears to support the use of hyperbaric oxygen as an adjunctive treatment measure in patients with necrotizing fasciitis, transfer to a hospital equipped with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber should not delay emergency surgical intervention.


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