Definition of necrotizing fasciitis in English:

necrotizing fasciitis


  • [mass noun] An acute disease in which inflammation of the fasciae of muscles or other organs results in rapid destruction of overlying tissues.

    • ‘An elderly man has died as a result of probable necrotising fasciitis - the flesh-eating streptococcal disease.’
    • ‘Occasionally, Group A Streptococcus can cause necrotizing fasciitis or streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.’
    • ‘The patient may also require a plain radiograph of the area or surgical debridement to evaluate for gas gangrene, osteomyelitis, or necrotizing fasciitis.’
    • ‘The invasive strains were responsible for severe infections such as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, postpartum endometritis, and bacteraemia.’
    • ‘Many of these patients have a localized tissue infection that progresses to necrotizing fasciitis, which usually warrants immediate surgical intervention. (1,2)’
    • ‘Pyrogenic exotoxins also have been linked to unusually severe invasive infections including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.’
    • ‘Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci can also cause invasive infections such as necrotizing fasciitis, myositis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.’


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