What is the role of saline 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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In a study of six patients with necrotizing fasciitis, Crew et al  found that flow-through instillation with saline containing pure 0.01% hypochlorous acid (with no sodium hypochlorite impurity) may weaken bacterial toxins and the toxins released from damaged cells, as well as mitigate the immune dysfunction they cause. [80]

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