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Who is at risk of getting flesh-eating skin disease?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Flesh eating bacteri: Risk factors for necrotizing fasciitis include: skin injury or puncture wound peripheral vascular disease any condition that causes a weakening of the immune system such as:diabetes, organ transplant, chemotherapy: the administration of medicines that kill cancer cells. Aids, dialysis, .

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is flesh-eating skin disease (necrotizing fasciitus)?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Necrotizing fasciiti: Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The word "necrotizing" refers to something that causes body tissue to die.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Flesh eating bacteri: The symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include redness, swelling, and pain in the affected area. Blisters may be seen in the involved area of skin. Fever, nausea, vomiting, and other flulike symptoms are common. Another characteristic of necrotizing fasciitis is that the symptoms develop very rapidly, usually within 24 hours after a wound in the skin has allowed the bacteria to invade deep tissue.

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