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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...

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...
Bacteria. There are various bacteria that produce toxins that kill our tissues. It can be a life threatening condition. One can become very seriously ill in a few hrs. Read more...

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...

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...
Yes. This is a surgical emergency that requires rapid and aggressive resuscitation followed by immediate surgical resection of all of the infected tissues. This is a very serious problem and should be dealt with accordingly. Read more...

Does necrotizing fasciitis have risk of death?

Yes. Severe necrotizing infections can result in spreading infection that attacks tissues in the area of the infection resulting in tissue death. Sepsis can cause multiple organ failure with lung/breathing problems, liver dysfunction and kidney failure. It can cause severe stress on the heart and can cause seriously low blood pressure, etc. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

Can you tell me more about necrotizing fasciitis?

Yes. Deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirectal abscess, an infection involving the buttocks and rectal area, is a necrotizing soft tissue infection that is not fasciitis. Requires surgery and sometimes a colostomy. Read more...
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...