What is the role of silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene) 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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Following each debridement of the necrotic tissue, daily antibiotic dressings are recommended. [88] Silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene) remains the most popular antimicrobial cream. This agent has broad-spectrum antibacterial activity and is associated with relatively few complications in these wounds.

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