A diabetic patient was seen at Magee–Womens Hospital with a vulvar abscess extending to the abdomen. Necrotizing fasciitis was diagnosed at operation, and the involved tissue was widely excised. The authors describe the successful use of amniotic membranes as a temporary wound dressing. The benefits of this method over conventional gauze dressings are easy availability, better adherence to the wound, less pain, and negligible cost to the patient.
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