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Clostridial myonecrosis


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The following summarized guidelines for the management of clostridial myonecrosis are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the Korean Society of Infectious Diseases (KSID/KDA/KOA/KSC 2017) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA 2014). ...
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Medical management

Antibiotic therapy: as per KDA/KOA/KSC/KSID 2017 guidelines, administer combination therapy with penicillin and clindamycin as the definitive antibiotic therapy.
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Therapeutic procedures

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: as per IDSA 2014 guidelines, do not offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients with gas gangrene because of a lack of benefit and the risk of delayed resuscitation and surgical debridement.

Surgical interventions

Surgical debridement: as per KDA/KOA/KSC/KSID 2017 guidelines, perform early surgical debridement of involved tissue and obtain a continued visual evaluation and remove the infected area.