necrotizing fasciitis

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necrotizing fasciitis

n.
Severe, rapidly progressing infection of subcutaneous tissues by streptococci and other bacteria, marked by tissue necrosis and by pain, swelling, and heat in the affected area, usually following an injury or a surgical procedure.
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The funds will enable7 Atox Bio to initiate a late stage clinical study of AB103, a novel therapy for the treatment of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, commonly referred to as the flesh eating bacteria and other severe infections.