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Infections

Necrotizing Fasciitis (Skin Infection)

This includes types of bacterial skin infection which, while predominantly affecting the skin. It may also expand to include the subcutaneous tissue, muscle and fat. The medical term “necrosis” actually refers to the death of the body’s cells or tissues. Essentially, necrotizing fasciitis results in the destruction of the cellular makeup of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. For this reason, necrotizing fasciitis is often referred to as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, because the bacterium literally eats through the layers of skin.

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