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Necrotizing fasciitis – organism?

Anaerobes or Group A Strep (flesh eating bacteria)

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Postdelivery, most common areas of infection due to a Group A streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

Episiotomy site or C-section incision

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Mean arterial pressure equation?

2/3 diastolic BP + 1/3 systolic BP

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Tx for necrotizing fasciitis?

Immediate surgical debridement

Penicillin, gentamicin, metronidazole or other anaerobic agent

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Usual cause of septic shock? Exception?

Endotoxins; staph aureus exotoxins in toxic shock syndrome