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Necrotizing soft tissue infections. Surgical or conservative treatment?

Authors
  • Hsiao, G H
  • Chang, C H
  • Hsiao, C W
  • Fanchiang, J H
  • Jee, S H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1998
Volume
24
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 9491119
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A comprehensive, well-organized, universal approach, regardless of classification, is essential for all suspected cases of necrotizing soft tissue infections. Prompt diagnostic studies are needed, and platelet counts, PT, and PTT are readily available parameters that provide substantial information on diagnosis and treatment, thus avoiding an unwarranted loss of life or unnecessary operative sequelae. Early diagnosis and, in most cases, prompt radical surgical, intervention remain the cornerstone of successful management in these infections.

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