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photos necrotizing fasciitis
A 31-year-old member asked:
33 years experience 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
34 years experience 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".
36 years experience Wound care
Bacteria: There are various bacteria that produce toxins that kill our tissues. It can be a life threatening condition. One can become very seriously ill in a f ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
40 years experience Trauma Surgery
Anywhere: Nec fasc can affect any area of the body. It is usually a rapidly spreading infection and is potentially life-threatening.
A 37-year-old member asked:
49 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: We treat this entity and never heard of a case by physical contact with hospital personnel.
A 36-year-old member asked:
27 years experience General Surgery
It depends: If the diagnosis is made promptly and treated aggressively with surgery and proper supportive care, most patient can recover if they do not have signi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
41 years experience General Surgery
Necrotizing fasciiti: This disease occurs when bacteria get into the fat tissue under the skin. The bacteria grow and spread and the blood supply to the skin dies. Common c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
39 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
16 years experience 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
47 years experience Podiatry
Cultures: Blood ANS wound cultures are used.
A 34-year-old member asked:
12 years experience 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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