fasciitis

noun
fas·​ci·​i·​tis | \ ˌfa-shē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce fasciitis (audio) , -sē- How to pronounce fasciitis (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fascitis \ fa-​ˈshī-​təs How to pronounce fascitis (audio) , -​ˈsī-​ \

Definition of fasciitis

: inflammation of a fascia (as from infection or injury) — compare necrotizing fasciitis

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Some people can get necrotizing fasciitis after an injury that does not break the skin (blunt trauma). Susan Scutti, CNN, "Florida man has 25% of his skin stripped from his body in his fight against flesh-eating bacteria," 27 Aug. 2019 Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by bacteria that stops blood circulation, prompting tissue to die and skin to decay. Justine Griffin, sun-sentinel.com, "Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change," 26 July 2019 Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by bacteria that stops blood circulation, prompting tissue to die and skin to decay. Justine Griffin, orlandosentinel.com, "Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change," 26 July 2019 Doctors began treating him for vibrio necrotizing fasciitis with antibiotics, fluids and painkillers, according to the newspaper. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Victoria man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria, joins growing list of the germ's victims," 18 July 2019 In 2013, a group A strep infection somehow got into her bloodstream, which morphed into necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria. Abby Ellin, New York Times, "Renewed Life and Joy After Tragedy," 9 Aug. 2019 Her warning comes days after two cases in Florida of a more severe type, necrotizing fasciitis, led to the death of a 77-year-old woman and required emergency surgery for a 12-year-old girl. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Issues Warning After Son Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Maryland Beach," 3 July 2019 Group A Streptococcus is the same bacteria that causes strep throat, and is generally considered the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, according to the CDC. Justine Griffin, sun-sentinel.com, "Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change," 26 July 2019 Group A Streptococcus is the same bacteria that causes strep throat, and is generally considered the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, according to the CDC. Justine Griffin, orlandosentinel.com, "Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of fasciitis

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fasciitis

New Latin

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fasciitis

noun
fas·​ci·​i·​tis | \ ˌfash-ē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce fasciitis (audio) , fas- How to pronounce fasciitis (audio) \
variants: also fascitis \ fa-​ˈshīt-​əs How to pronounce fascitis (audio) , -​ˈsīt-​ How to pronounce fascitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of fasciitis

: inflammation of a fascia (as from infection or injury)

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