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Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious through physical contact?

Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious through physical contact?

Yes: Necrotizing fasciitis. Is due to an infection by bacteria .The extreme manifestation may not occur but spread of infection to others is the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Necrotizing Fasciitis (Definition)

This is tissue destruction by multiple infectious organisms.It is a life threatening condition requiring aggressive ...Read more


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Where is necrotizing fasciitis found?

Where is necrotizing fasciitis found?

Any area of the body: This condition can occur just about anywhere on your body. It is most common in the groin area and in the legs. People who have diabetes, immune conditions, or poor circulation are at higher risk. If you experience skin color changes, pain, and fevers, and the skin changes move quickly, this is an emergency and must be treated immediately. ...Read more

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Can you die from necrotizing fasciitis?

Can you die from necrotizing fasciitis?

Absolutely: Nec fasc is a surgical emergency for that very reason. Must debride the infected tissue fully to survive. Some of my sickest patients in the or had this disease. ...Read more

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What are some impacts of necrotizing fasciitis ?

What are some impacts of necrotizing fasciitis ?

Serious infection: This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emergency treatment with antibiotics and likely surgery. ...Read more

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Why aren't maggots used to treat necrotizing fasciitis?

Initially: Maggots are not used because prompt surgical debridement is the procedure of choice because this rids the area of necrotic tissue. Maggot debridement would take to long. After the initial insult is over, one could use maggots to clean the wound up. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for victims of necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the prognosis for victims of necrotizing fasciitis?

If caught early: With prompt surgical debridement, IV antibiotics and aggressive care the prognosis is generally good. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where can necrotizing fasciitis be found?

Anywhere: Nec fasc can affect any area of the body. It is usually a rapidly spreading infection and is potentially life-threatening. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where is necrotizing fasciitis common and who are its victims?

Necrotizing fasciiti: This disease occurs when bacteria get into the fat tissue under the skin. The bacteria grow and spread and the blood supply to the skin dies. Common causes are injuries to tissue in healthy people. In sick people with damaged immune systems (like cancer patients), there may be no trauma. The disease is quite uncommon. See your doctor for any injuries that develop redness indicating infection. ...Read more

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Whats treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read more

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What pathogen causes necrotizing fasciitis?

Pathogen in NF: There are 4 organisms that can cause this serious life threatening infection. A simple wikipedia search will give you all the info needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the treatment of necrotizing fasciitis?

Serious infection: This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emergency treatment with antibiotics and likely surgery. ...Read more

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What is necrotizing fasciitis?

Serious infection: Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious potentially life threatening infection that causes tissue death (hence the term necrotizing) very rapidly. It is treated with agressive surgery, antibiotics, and sometimes hyperbaric oxegyn therapy. ...Read more

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What causes necrotizing fasciitis ?

What causes  necrotizing fasciitis  ?

Necrotizing fasciiti: It is an infection in which the bacteria produce substances which cause your skin and tissues to die. The other lay term is "flesh eating bacteria". ...Read more

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How do I know if I have necrotizing fasciitis?

This is a very : Serious infection. While i feel you would know if you had it, any hint at it, such as early cellulitis with ulceration of skin, a feeling of air bubbles or crackling under your skin where you think the infection is, systemic signs like fever and chills as well, or, as it can be seen, a large dead area of skin down to muscle. If you even think you may have it, get to a hospital. ...Read more

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What does our body do if necrotizing fasciitis?

What does our body do if necrotizing fasciitis?

Serious infection: This a very serious and rare condition of a rapidly invasive infection that causes sepsis and potential to lead to multiple organ failure. Needs emergency treatment with antibiotics and likely surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about necrotizing fasciitis?

Necrotizing Fascia: This is an infection of the deep layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Almost any bacteria can cause this type of infection. It can spread quickly because of the anatomical location between planes of tissue so fast identification and response are necessary for a best outcome. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more