What is the primary treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Surgery is the primary treatment for necrotizing fasciitis. .Surgeons must be consulted early in the care of these patients, as early and aggressive surgical debridement of necrotic tissue can be life-saving. [16, 63, 79, 80, 81, 77] In addition, early surgical treatment may minimize tissue loss, eliminating the need for amputation of the infected extremity. [82, 83]


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