Sunday, November 11, 2012

Clinical symptoms and therapy of necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections


Clinical symptoms and therapy of necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections


Nov 2012
[Article in German]

Source

Klinik für Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538, Lübeck, Deutschland, peter.kujath@chirurgie.uni-luebeck.de.

Abstract


Skin and soft tissue infections are among the most common diseases requiring surgical treatment. The presentation of patients varies from folliculitis to severe necrotizing infections with a fatal outcome. The diagnosis of a necrotizing infection is often difficult. The correct diagnosis is often made after deterioration of the patient's condition in the rapid course of the disease. The early and correct diagnosis and immediate surgery are decisive for the prognosis. Treatment at a specialized intensive care unit and the administration of a broad spectrum antibiotic are pivotal for the survival of individual patients.

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