February 1986

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Author Affiliations

From the Israeli Naval Hyperbaric Institute, Haifa, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1986;121(2):233-235. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400020119015

• Necrotizing fasciitis was diagnosed in 16 patients during the years 1980 to 1984. All patients were managed by a uniform protocol consisting of radical excisional surgery, intravenous antibiotics, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. An overall mortality rate of 12.5% was achieved. In view of the encouraging results, this therapeutic regimen is highly recommended.

(Arch Surg 1986;121:233-235)