What is Necrotizing fasciitis ?
Necrotizing fasciitis, also known as “flesh-eating bacteria,” is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection that affects the deep layers of skin, muscle, and tissue. It is caused by bacteria, most commonly group A streptococcus, but can also be caused by other types of bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but severe infection that can spread rapidly and can be fatal if left untreated. It is characterized by severe pain, rapid progression of the infection, and the destruction of tissue. Symptoms may include redness or swelling at the site of the infection, fever, chills, fatigue, and rapid heart rate.
Necrotizing fasciitis is treated with a combination of antibiotics and surgery to remove the infected tissue. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to improving the chances of survival and recovery. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you may have necrotizing fasciitis.