Early Surgical Management and Triple Antibiotic Regimen in the Management of Necrotizing Fasciitis of Scalp

Authors

  • Baliga Mohan
  • Baptist Joanna

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14673

Keywords:

Necrotizing Fasciitis, Scalp, Antibiotics

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare yet alarming condition faced by a maxillofacial surgeon. This article
would emphasize the importance of early aggressive surgical management with triple antibiotic regimen of
penicillinase-resistant penicillin, aminoglycoside and metronidazole in the successful management of NF.
We would also like the emphasize the importance of 1% hydrogen Peroxide + Saline + Betadine followed
by copius irrigation with Betadine+Saline + Metronidazole in NF along with a negative pressure drain to
manage NF effectively.

Author Biographies

Baliga Mohan

Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Baptist Joanna

Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manipal College
of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy Higher Education, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Baliga Mohan, & Baptist Joanna. (2021). Early Surgical Management and Triple Antibiotic Regimen in the Management of Necrotizing Fasciitis of Scalp. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 2089-2093. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14673