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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First reported in the UK in 2012, the flesh-eating disease can lead to a dog's flesh rotting, as well as resulting in kidney failure, vomiting and in severe cases, death.
Alabama rot first appeared in the UK six years ago and the flesh-eating disease has an appallingly high death rate.
Two dogs are thought to have died from the flesh-eating disease, with a third suffering symptoms.
Two dogs are thought to have died from the flesh-eating disease on Teesside, with a third suffering from symptoms.
An expert trying to identify the source of a flesh-eating disease that has killed dozens of dogs across the UK has made a potential breakthrough.
He was later diagnosed with a flesh-eating disease known as necrotizing fasciitis.
AYOUNG mum died from a rare flesh-eating disease after being injured during a saucy sex game, a Birmingham inquest has heard.
A FLESH-eating disease that kills dogs seven days after they catch it is sweeping the UK.
A FLESH-eating disease that kills dogs just seven days after they catch it is sweeping across Britain.
The flesh-eating disease has put the lives of 33 million Afghans at risk.
com PET owners are warned to be vigilant after a dog from Wrexham died from a lethal flesh-eating disease.