Reference : Fasciites nécrosantes: stratégie diagnostique et thérapeutique
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Anesthesia & intensive care
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/70699
Fasciites nécrosantes: stratégie diagnostique et thérapeutique
French
[en] Necrotizing fasciitis: Diagnosis and treatments
Smeets, Laurent [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique >]
Bous, Aurélie [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie maxillo-faciale et plastique >]
Lecoq, Jean-Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anesthésie et réanimation >]
Damas, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Soins intensifs >]
Heymans, O. [ > > ]
Apr-2006
Revue Médicale de Liège
Hopital de Baviere
61
4
240-244
Yes (verified by ORBi)
National
0370-629X
Liège
Belgique
[en] The necrotizing fasciitis is a medico-surgical emergency, characterized by the rapid speard of the infection in the subcutaneous tissue, involving fascia superficialis. Peaucity of cutaneous findings early in the course of the disease makes diagnosis a challenge for physician. Pain out of proportion to clinical findings, fever and signs of systemic toxicity are the keys in identification of necrotizing fasciitis. Delayed diagnosis lead to sepsis syndrom and/or multiple organ failure and correlate with poor oucome. Radiolographs, CT-scan or MRI are main radiologic studies, but such procedures should never delay surgical intervention. Intravenous antibiotics, fluid and electrolyte management and analgesia are needed in addition to radical debridment. Clindamycin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and intravenous immunoglobulins are discussed treatments. Only prompt recognition and immediat care warrant a lower mortality and morbidity for this life-threatening infection.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/70699
http://www.rmlg.ulg.ac.be

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

FileCommentaryVersionSizeAccess
Open access
38.pdfPublisher postprint715.26 kBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.