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What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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