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can the flesh-eating bacteria be both aerobic and anaerobic? are the treatments different depending on which type?

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Yes and yes: There frequently are combined anaerobic and aerobic ionfections causing flesh-eating (necrotizing) disease. The antibiotics used to treat them are tailored to the causative bacteria. Surgery (removal of the dead and infected tissue) is part of the treatment.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
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