Surgical treatment of complicated forms of erysipelas
Purpose of the study. The goal of the article is to find out the frequency of complicated forms of erysipelas among the general population of the disease and to determine the main directions for their surgical treatment.
Materials and methods. 114 case histories of patients who were hospitalized in the center of purulent-septic surgery of the Non-profit municipal enterprise «City Hospital № 3» in Zaporozhye for the period 2019–2020 were analyzed retrospectively and prospectively.
Results. It was found that most often the focus was localized on the upper and lower extremities. In the complex treatment of patients with surgical forms of erysipelas, the main place belongs to antibiotic therapy (ABT) and early surgical treatment of the area of the pathological process. Determination of the level of procalcitonin in blood serum makes it possible to assess the progression of the inflammatory process and is a sensitive test for the effectiveness of treatment.
Conclusions. The incidence of complicated forms of erysipelas requiring surgery in the general population was 78,9%. Patients with circular erysipelas need the most extensive surgery, when it is necessary to perform an autopsy within the area of inflammation with longitudinal and transverse wavy autopsies throughout the pathological focus. Determination of the level of procalcitonin in blood serum makes it possible to assess the progress of the process and is a sensitive test for the effectiveness of treatment.
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