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causes of Necrotizing fasciitis as a symptom include:
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)
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)
Necrotizing fasciitis (occasionally described by the media as "the... (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD)
A serious but rare infection (fascia) of the deeper layers of skin and fatty subcutaneous... (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
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)
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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 Institute of Health)
The list below shows some of the causes of Necrotizing fasciitis mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Necrotizing fasciitis. Of the 6 causes of Necrotizing fasciitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Necrotizing fasciitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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