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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A Texas daycare teacher recently became a victim of flesh-eating bacteria, which caused doctors to amputate his right foot.
The story was about a healthy 33-year-old woman in Nova Scotia who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth in March.
A toothbrush can harbor streptococcus mutans--the same bacteria responsible for MRSA infections, flesh-eating bacteria, and tooth decay.
Flesh-eating bacteria ravaged his face and he had to have a quadruple amputation.
A German sailor, Erik Heil, was treated in hospital for the flesh-eating bacteria MRSA after sailing in a test event in Guanabara Bay in August.
8203;Harrowing headlines in the international media of the so-called flesh-eating bacteria strike fear in millions, especially when it attacks healthy, vibrant people like Aimee Copeland, who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after she contracted the disease from a fall from a zip line.
The patient was later diagnosed with an infection of flesh-eating bacteria.
Every member of the sales team that worked there I would have gladly put in an airtight container with a hornets' nest and a petri dish of flesh-eating bacteria.
GRISLY STORIES OF FLESH-EATING BACTERIA and uncontrollable staph infections have raised the alarming possibility that pharmaceutical scientists are losing the race with disease.
Terrified, she rushed to her GP and was eventually diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis - known as flesh-eating bacteria syndrome.
Washington, May 18 ( ANI ): A woman, who lost her hands, one leg and her other foot to a flesh-eating bacteria after an accident last year, has been fitted with bionic hands.
Three months into his training in Thailand he caught a flesh-eating bacteria and required three operations, narrowly avoiding having his leg amputated.