Recent Examples of necrotizing fasciitis from the Web
While infections from group A strep are generally mild, in the case of necrotizing fasciitis, the bacteria spread quickly and can become deadly in a short period of time without prompt treatment.
Several types of bacteria can cause the level of rapid tissue death that becomes labelled as necrotizing fasciitis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, necrotizing fasciitis is a serious bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly and kills the body’s soft tissue.
The new mom was eventually diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease.
He was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis - a rare bacterial infection that kills soft tissue - and died six days later.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'necrotizing fasciitis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of necrotizing fasciitis
medical Definition of necrotizing fasciitis
- On incision, clues such as fat necrosis … and thrombosis of subcutaneous veins … would suggest necrotizing fasciitis.
- —Michael R. Filbin et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 29 Jan. 2009
- If the infection occurred on the skin or underlying tissue as through a cut, necrotizing fasciitis could develop, literally eating away deep muscle and other soft tissue, eventually causing organ failure and death.
- —Shannon Tompkins, The Houston Chronicle, 23 Aug. 2009
Learn More about necrotizing fasciitis
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about necrotizing fasciitis
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up necrotizing fasciitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).