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    Wikipedia: Necrotizing Fasciitis
    Wikipedia: Necrotizing Fasciitis
    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease or flesh-eating bacteria syndrome, is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues, easily spreading across the fascial plane within the subcutaneous tissue.

    Necrotizing fasciitis is a quickly progressing and severe disease of sudden onset and is usually treated immediately with high doses of intravenous antibiotics.

    Type I describes a polymicrobial infection, whereas Type II describes a monomicrobial infection. Many types of bacteria can cause necrotizing fasciitis (e.g., Group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio vulnificus, Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides fragilis, Aeromonas hydrophila). Such infections are more likely to occur in people with compromised immune systems.
    Necrotizing Faciitis Links and Resources

    Sepsis Alliance: Sepsis and Necrotizing Faciitis - http://www.sepsisalliance.org/sepsis_and/necrotizing_fasciitis/


    CDC: Group A Streptococcal Disease (strep throat, necrotizing faciitis, impetigo) - http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/groupastreptococcal_g.htm


    NIH: Necrotizing soft tissue infection - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002415/


    National Necrotizing Faciitis Foundation - http://www.nnff.org/


    Necrotizing Faciitis facts, treatment - http://www.medicinenet.com/necrotizing_fasciitis/article.htm