Recent Examples of necrotizing fasciitis from the Web
A day after discharge, Hubley returned to the hospital and was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis.
Reed appears to be the first fatality in Houston from necrotizing fasciitis since Hurricane Harvey, Houston Health Department spokesman Porfirio Villarreal told the New York Times.
Most people who get necrotizing fasciitis also have another chronic health problem, like diabetes, kidney disease or cancer.
He was then diagnosed with the rare bacterial infection necrotizing fasciitis, known for killing soft tissue.
Reed’s official cause of death was necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly bacterial skin infection that rapidly eats away at the body’s soft tissue, according to the medical examiner and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis - a rare bacterial infection that kills soft tissue - and died six days later.
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.
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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
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