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

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013
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