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Necrotizing fasciitis

Causes of Necrotizing fasciitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Necrotizing fasciitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Necrotizing fasciitis Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Necrotizing fasciitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Necrotizing fasciitis may include:

  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Tarentula cubensis homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Crotalus horridus homeopathic remedy
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy
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Stories from Users for Necrotizing fasciitis

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Necrotizing fasciitis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Necrotizing fasciitis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Necrotizing fasciitis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Necrotizing fasciitis as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about 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)

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 flesh... (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD)

A serious but rare infection (fascia) of the deeper layers of skin and fatty ... (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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Necrotizing fasciitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Necrotizing fasciitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Necrotizing fasciitis?

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:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 4 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Necrotizing fasciitis:

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Causes of Necrotizing fasciitis Based on Risk Factors

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Necrotizing fasciitis:

    Fournier gangrene
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

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