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Necrotizing Fasciitis without Surgeries – Only Lunatics May?

1General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Queensland

2Senior Lecturer, Surgical Lead, Griffith University


American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 1, 1-3
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-5-1-1
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

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Yiu Ming Ho. Necrotizing Fasciitis without Surgeries – Only Lunatics May?. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2017; 5(1):1-3. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-5-1-1.

Correspondence to: Yiu  Ming Ho, General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Queensland. Email: mingho113@gmail.com

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a life threatening disease and patients suffering from the disease require urgent surgical debridement and adjunct board spectrum parental antibiotics. However, this axiom might be challenged since we have a case of non-surgically managed necrotizing fasciitis. This is the first survival case that extensive necrotizing fasciitis was managed with a non-operative approach. It is not unrealistic to postulate that there is a certain indolent subtype of soft tissue infection, without multi-organ dysfunctions, can be managed with antibiotics alone if the disease pattern is better understood in the future.

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