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Amniotic membranes as a temporary wound dressing in necrotizing fasciitis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obstetrics and Gynecology
0029-7844
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
64
Issue
2
Pages
284–287
Identifiers
PMID: 6539885
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A diabetic patient was seen at Magee-Womens Hospital with a vulvar abscess extending to the abdomen. Necrotizing fasciitis was diagnosed at operation, and the involved tissue was widely excised. The authors describe the successful use of amniotic membranes as a temporary wound dressing. The benefits of this method over conventional gauze dressings are easy availability, better adherence to the wound, less pain, and negligible cost to the patient.

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