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necrotizing fasciitis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience in General Surgery
Serious infection: Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious potentially life threatening infection that causes tissue death (hence the term necrotizing) very rapidly. It is tr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Necrotizing fasciiti: It is an infection in which the bacteria produce substances which cause your skin and tissues to die. The other lay term is "flesh eating bacteria".
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience in General Surgery
Any area of the body: This condition can occur just about anywhere on your body. It is most common in the groin area and in the legs. People who have diabetes, immune condi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience in Anesthesiology
Absolutely: Nec fasc is a surgical emergency for that very reason. Must debride the infected tissue fully to survive. Some of my sickest patients in the or had th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience in Podiatry
Cultures: Blood ANS wound cultures are used.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Severe necrotizing infections can result in spreading infection that attacks tissues in the area of the infection resulting in tissue death. Sepsis ca ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This is a very : Serious infection. While i feel you would know if you had it, any hint at it, such as early cellulitis with ulceration of skin, a feeling of air bubbl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Serious infection: This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emerg ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Serious infection: This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emerg ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Yes: Deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirec ... Read More

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