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Bacterial Infection Treatment - Physicians      

 

Necrotizing Fasciitisc

This is a rapidly extending infection with destruction of tissue in the fat and muscles. It can be fatal. It involves redness, tenderness, and swelling similar to that seen in cellulitis. The patient is extremely sick.

Treatment:

Oral antibiotics are required. Surgical intervention is necessary with a fasciotomy: opening up of the tissue and removal of the dead tissue.


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