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What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: IV drug abuse

Unfortunately, most cases I have seen come from individuals using dirty needles or unsterile technique when utilizing illegal IV drugs.
So don't start a drug habit! your overall health will also contribute - diabetes, immunocompromised, etc.

In brief: IV drug abuse

Unfortunately, most cases I have seen come from individuals using dirty needles or unsterile technique when utilizing illegal IV drugs.
So don't start a drug habit! your overall health will also contribute - diabetes, immunocompromised, etc.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nonsterile technique

generally it is a infection that occurs from the use of contaminated needles.
diabetics can get a similar infection in the scrotal area. this is a life threatening infection requiring emergent surgical debridement.

In brief: Nonsterile technique

generally it is a infection that occurs from the use of contaminated needles.
diabetics can get a similar infection in the scrotal area. this is a life threatening infection requiring emergent surgical debridement.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It is very serious

Many different types of bacteria can cause this infection.
The bacteria inter the body, usually through a minor cut or scrape which was not care properly, the bacteria begins to grow and release harmful substances (toxins) that kill tissue and affect blood flow to the area. As the tissue dies, the bacteria enters the blood and rapidly spreads throughout the body.

In brief: It is very serious

Many different types of bacteria can cause this infection.
The bacteria inter the body, usually through a minor cut or scrape which was not care properly, the bacteria begins to grow and release harmful substances (toxins) that kill tissue and affect blood flow to the area. As the tissue dies, the bacteria enters the blood and rapidly spreads throughout the body.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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