Conquering Flesh-eating Bacteria

Necrotizing fasciitis can be caused by an infection including one or more bacterium. The term flesh-eating bacteria is used to describe infections caused by the bacterium known as Streptococcus pyogenes.

Washing ones hands often is a big deterant in keeping disease of any kind away.

The key to treating necrotizing fasclitis is to get a quick and correct diagnosis from your doctor as this disease can cause death.

It is important to see a doctor immediately if you have a fever, nausea or dizziness in a short time after an injury or surgery.

This is a bacterial infection of the tissue under the skin surrounding blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and fat. The bacteria usually get into the body through a cut or injury in the skin and the bacteria spread quickly to destroy the tissue they infect.
Necrotizing fasciitis can result in a loss of limbs and even death. Quick and accurate diagnosis along with rapid antibiotic treatment, and prompt surgery are mandatory to stopping this infection