March 1978

Treatment of Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn. Dr Mancusi-Ungaro is presently with the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(3):288. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370150060011

• Postoperative necrotizing fasciitis with septicemia caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis was documented by cultures of the blood and wound biopsy specimen. Therapy consisted of surgical debridement, topical application of mafenide acetate dressings, and parenteral administration of cefazolin sodium. The combination effectively reversed the progression of infection and necrosis.

(Arch Surg 113:288, 1978)