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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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How can you catch the flesh eating bacteria infection?

How can you catch the flesh eating bacteria infection?

If you are talking: About mrsa, they are most common in prisons, schools, and wherever there is crowded and close contact. It is a form of staph that is more aggressive than other varieties. If your immune system is weakened, infection would be more severe also. ...Read more

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Can you get the flesh eating bacteria through a scab? I'm planning a beach trip next week but I have many scabs from mosquito bites.

Not likely: People have been swimming with scabs forever. Obviously don't pick at them, they are there to protect you while your body heals. Furthermore, ocean water is not likely to harbor flesh eating bacteria. And do take mosquito repellant! Can't be too careful nowadays as mosquito borne illnesses are far more common than Flesh eating infections. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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If you're infected by a flesh eating bacteria, will you know within hours?

Flesh eating germs: There are some scary germs out there that can cause disease very rapidly. The 'flesh eating bacteria' is one of them. Certain strains of Group A Strep can cause infections that move within hours. It's possible to outline an infected area, then check back a few hours later and see advancement. Usually though patients are really sick and need to go to an ER for urgent treatment. Call a doc if needed ...Read more

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Concerned about flesh eating bacteria. Is there something that prevents or at least keeps them away?

Concerned about flesh eating bacteria. Is there something that prevents or at least keeps them away?

Wound : We all have bacteria on and in our bodies . An infection is when these bacteria cause an inflammatory response . This can be associated with a wound infection or an abscess .General hygiene keeps the level if bacteria down and should be encouraged. ...Read more

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How do people get flesh eating bacteria?

How do people get flesh eating bacteria?

Breaks in the skin: An opening in the skin (eg. Cut or abrasion), and exposure to 'flesh eating bacteria' can lead to the rare but aggressive disease/infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about flesh eating bacteria?

Necrotizing fasciiti: Media reports have popularized the term "flesh-eating bacteria" to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection that starts in the tissues just below the skin and spreads along the flat layers of tissue (known as fascia) that separate different layers of soft tissue, such as muscle and fat. ...Read more

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Can a cut from a weed eater be a flesh eating bacteria?

Flesh eating bacteri: A necrotizing streptococcus infection cause rapid skin destruction usually with in a day or two, ]. Other bacteria cause gas gangrene that can lead to skin loss as well. Be careful and if in doubt seek immediate help. ...Read more

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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