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What can you do to address a flesh eating disease?

What can you do to address a flesh eating disease?

Antibiotics: It needs to be treated in the hospital with potent antibiotcs. Surgery may be required. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What are the target cells of flesh-eating diseases?

What are the target cells of flesh-eating diseases?

Soft tissue: Flesh eating bacteria favor the paths of least resistance, usually flimsy layers of tissue that are not well-vascularized. ...Read more

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How common is the flesh eating disease in urban areas?

How common is the flesh eating disease in urban areas?

Uncommon: "flesh eating bacteria" are bacterial organisms that cause "necrotizing soft tissue infection". These are relatively uncommon infections, amounting to about .04% of hospital admissions. Unfortunately, they carry a high mortality rate (9 - 25%). Additionally, they create massive wounds that generally require multiple operations with reconstruction. ...Read more

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My daughter has a flesh eating disease, what's the cure for this.

My daughter has a flesh eating disease, what's the cure for this.

Bacterial cause: Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. A very severe form of necrotizing soft tissue infection is due to streptococcus pyogenes, which is sometimes called "flesh-eating bacteria." powerful, broad-spectrum antibiotics given immediately through a vein (iv). Surgery is also usually needed. ...Read more

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I have an autoimmune disease .. I have heard there are cases of flesh eating disease in FL waters would I be ok as long as I have no cuts ?

I have an autoimmune disease .. I have heard there are cases of flesh eating disease in FL waters would I be ok as long as I have no cuts ?

They are every where: Bad bugs are every where including your area. Most of the time so called flesh eating bacteria not like sharks , attack in neglected wounds only , when wounds are not drained , dead tissue not removed poorly controlled diabetes , poor circulation etc. Maintain good hygiene and enjoy sunny Florida ...Read more

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Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Unlikely: The so-called flesh eating disease is a bacterial infection caused by an aggressive staphlycoccus organism which usuallly infects deeply into the skin and deeper tissues. It is fortunately not very common. However, it is not a good idea to "pop" pimples as this can cause the infection and inflammation to spread. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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, . ...Read more