One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An acute disease in which inflammation of the fasciae of muscles or other organs results in rapid destruction of overlying tissues.
This disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes
- ‘Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci can also cause invasive infections such as necrotizing fasciitis, myositis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.’
- ‘Pyrogenic exotoxins also have been linked to unusually severe invasive infections including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.’
- ‘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)’
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