Necrotizing Fasciitis

Soft Tissue Infection

What is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

Necrotizing Fasciitis, also known as Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection, develops when bacteria enters the body by a tiny incision or scrape. The bacteria multiply and emit toxins that rapidly destroy tissue and reduce blood flow. The bacteria enter the bloodstream and quickly spreads throughout the body.

Necrotizing Fasciitis can cause sepsis, shock, and organ failure. It can potentially cause permanent limb loss or severe scarring from surgically removing diseased tissue. Even with therapy, up to 1 in 3 persons die from necrotizing fasciitis.

Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Treatment Options for Necrotizing Infections:

  • Debridement

  • Surgical Exploration

  • Skin Grafts

  • Stimulatory Agents and Skin Substitutes

  • Antibiotic Therapy

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Keep Informed. Take Care.

Necrotizing fasciitis is considered a rare condition, however, the mortality rate remains high.

Know the Risks?

While rare, people who suffer from diabetes, kidney disease, cirrhossi, or canger are at a higher risk of developing necrotizing infections and as such it is imperative to keep all cuts or scraps, clean and covered while healing. If you suffer from one of these conditions and notice a red, warm or swollen are of the skin that is spreading quickly after an injury or surgery you should consult your wound care provider as soon as possible. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the treatment options for necrotizing fasciitis available at The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine.

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