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The next morning, doctors discovered Lipinski’s pain had stemmed from a deadly, flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis.
In Portland, the surreal nightmare continued as surgeons tried to stay ahead of the rare but deadly infection, known as necrotizing fasciitis, by amputating parts of the boy's body.
Since 2010, about 600 to 1,200 Americans are diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis each year, though the CDC notes this may be an underestimate.
Vibriosis is separate, however, from necrotizing fasciitis, commonly called a flesh-eating infection, which is caused by bacteria like group A strep, E. coli, and staph, according to the CDC.
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.
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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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