A 39-year-old member asked:
can you tell me more about flesh eating bacteria?
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Dr. Mazen Kherallah answered
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Necrotizing fasciiti: Media reports have popularized the term "flesh-eating bacteria" to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection that starts in the tissues just below the skin and spreads along the flat layers of tissue (known as fascia) that separate different layers of soft tissue, such as muscle and fat.
Answered on Apr 7, 2014
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