Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by invasive group A streptococcal bacteria. The organism and disease are also known as "flesh-eating bacteria".
eMedicine - Necrotizing Fasciitis
Article by Michael Maynor, MD.
eMedicine - Necrotizing Fasciitis :
Article by Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH.
The Lee Spark NF Foundation
UK support group for people who have been affected by severe streptococal infections or necrotising fasciitis. Includes disease and support group information.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
Fact sheet, with illustrations, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
The Merck Manual: Necrotizing Subcutaneous Infections
Includes cause, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Overcoming Necrotizing Fasciitis, the Flesh-eating Disease
Includes personal story of surviving the disease and links.
Patient UK: Necrotising Fasciitis
Provides information on this bacterial infection, including its epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, investigation, management, prognosis and prevention.
Streptococcal Infections: Invasive Group A Strep
Factsheet from the New York State Department of Health.