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What is the flesh eating bug (necrotising fasciitis)?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Many bacteria!

Necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating disease") is a rare tissue infection usually caused by strep a, but now often mrsa--methicillin-resistant staph aureus bacteria, or multiple other bacteria.
This is not a single "super-bacteria" that causes flesh-eating infections (though MRSA is now more common), but any tissue infection with one of several bacterial causes that can spread and destroy rapidly.

In brief: Many bacteria!

Necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating disease") is a rare tissue infection usually caused by strep a, but now often mrsa--methicillin-resistant staph aureus bacteria, or multiple other bacteria.
This is not a single "super-bacteria" that causes flesh-eating infections (though MRSA is now more common), but any tissue infection with one of several bacterial causes that can spread and destroy rapidly.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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In brief: Several

There are several bugs and combinations that can cause this problem.

In brief: Several

There are several bugs and combinations that can cause this problem.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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