Treatments for necrotising fasciitis

Necrotising fasciitis needs to be treated in hospital.

The main treatments are:

  • surgery to remove infected tissue this may be repeated several times to ensure all theinfected tissue is removed, andoccasionally it may be necessary to amputate affectedlimbs
  • antibiotics usually several different types are given directly into a vein
  • supportive treatment including treatment to control yourblood pressure, fluid levels and organ functions

People with the condition will often need to be looked after in an intensive care unit and may need to stay in hospital for several weeks.

While in hospital, they may be isolated from other patients to reduce the risk of spreading the infection.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018