A 19-year-old female asked:
if there is no fever present is it likely i have a flesh eating bacteria?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Maria Palafox answered
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Maybe not: The diagnosis of "flesh-eating" bacteria is not based on just one thing. A patient will have a relatively small area of cellulitis but really severe pain out of proportion to area of red cellulitis. They also will be systemically ill; this often will be fever, low blood pressure, high heart rate, acute kidney failure(usually reversible)--I mean sick--signs of sepsis; if it's you go to ER stat
Answered on Sep 11, 2015
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