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Necrotizing fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis: Introduction

Necrotizing fasciitis: Necrotizing fasciitis (occasionally described by the media as "the flesh-eating bacteria") destroys muscles, fat, and skin tissue. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD) ... more about Necrotizing fasciitis.

Necrotizing fasciitis: A severe, progressive skin infection which causes progressive destruction of skin and underlying tissue. It is caused by certain bacteria and has a high mortality rate. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Necrotizing fasciitis is available below.

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Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Necrotizing fasciitis (occasionally described by the media as "the flesh-eating bacteria") destroys muscles, fat, and skin tissue. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD)

Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

A serious but rare infection (fascia) of the deeper layers of skin and fatty subcutaneous tissues. While many other types of bacteria can cause necrotizing fasciitis, most cases result from GAS. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Necrotizing fasciitis:

A fulminating group A streptococcal infection beginning with severe or extensive cellulitis that spreads to involve the superficial and deep fascia, producing thrombosis of the subcutaneous vessels and gangrene of the underlying tissues. A cutaneous lesion usually serves as a portal of entry for the infection, but sometimes no such lesion is found. (Dorland, 28th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Necrotizing fasciitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Necrotizing fasciitis, or a subtype of Necrotizing fasciitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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