Necrotizing Fasciitis

This is a good story of what can happen with this nasty infection, Check it out. Robert Lindsay Returns: Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis from a week canoe portaging in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The docs thought there had been a scratch, and then bird crap got in it. The bacteria strain had never been seen before in...

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What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis? It is a rare type of tissue infection, with only around 500 cases diagnosed every year in the UK. Commonly known as the ‘flesh eating disease’, it develops after bacteria enter the body, either through direct contact with someone carrying the bacteria or after a penetrating injury to the skin. This can include significant trauma, such as surgery, or a minor injury, such as a scratch or cut. In some...

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