Necrotizing fasciitis

Arch Surg. 1986 Feb;121(2):233-5. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400020119015.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis was diagnosed in 16 patients during the years 1980 to 1984. All patients were managed by a uniform protocol consisting of radical excisional surgery, intravenous antibiotics, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. An overall mortality rate of 12.5% was achieved. In view of the encouraging results, this therapeutic regimen is highly recommended.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Fasciitis / etiology
  • Fasciitis / pathology
  • Fasciitis / surgery
  • Fasciitis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis