Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
Necrotizing soft tissue infections progress rapidly and are a surgical emergency. Patients often have significant comorbidities and will likely need critical care support after broad-spectrum antibiotics and aggressive debridement of all necrotic tissue. Multiple debridements are usually required, as well as rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affected area.
KeywordsNecrotizing soft tissue infection Necrotizing fasciitis Debridement Broad-spectrum antibiotics Cutaneous anesthesia Pain out of proportion to exam
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