Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by invasive group A streptococcal bacteria. The organism and disease are also known as "flesh-eating bacteria".
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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.
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.
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.
The Merck Manual: Necrotizing Subcutaneous Infections
Includes cause, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
eMedicine - Necrotizing Fasciitis :
Article by Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH.
eMedicine - Necrotizing Fasciitis
Article by Michael Maynor, MD.
Overcoming Necrotizing Fasciitis, the Flesh-eating Disease
Includes personal story of surviving the disease and links.
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.
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