Soft Tissue Infections

  • Anthony A. Meyer
  • Jeffrey E. Abrams
  • Thomas L. Bosshardt
  • Claude H. OrganJr.


A 57-year-old renal transplantation patient develops a necrotizing soft tissue infection in the perineum. She is febrile, tachycardic, and hemodynamically labile with deterioration of renal function. Which of the following is not essential to the management of the patient?
  1. (A)

    Fluid resuscitation

  2. (B)

    Antimicrobial therapy

  3. (C)

    Nutritional support

  4. (D)

    Debridement of necrotic tissue

  5. (E)

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy



Soft Tissue Infection Necrotizing Fasciitis Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clostridial Myonecrosis Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony A. Meyer
    • 1
  • Jeffrey E. Abrams
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Bosshardt
    • 2
  • Claude H. OrganJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMarian Medical CenterSanta MariaUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco-East BayOaklandUSA

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