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Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Alexis Danielson

on 3 October 2013

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Transcript of Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing Fasciitis
CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Topic is Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive disease which destroys muscles, fat, and skin tissues. It is often called "the flesh eating bacteria".
GAS disease(Group A Streptococcus) may occur when bacteria get into parts of the body where bacteria usually are not found, such as the blood, muscle, or the lungs.
Interesting Facts
The bacteria spreads through close contact with an infected person such as mucus from the nose or touching a wound.
Necrotizing Fasciitis is very rare, but 1 out of every 4 people who get it die.
The disease is caused by many types of bacteria, most commonly the bacteria is the same one that causes strep throat and impetigo.
GAS can cause death and organ failure over time, and damages fat, tissues, and skin which eventually turns into gangrene
Things I learned
I learned that it is a very rare disease, but has extreme consequences if left untreated.
This disease moves rapidly throughout the body, for the most part you only see it on the skin but it can attack organs as well.
Most of the time for treatment you have to go through many surgeries to get rid of the infected skin and fluids, surgery may also result in amputation.
Continuing Further..
I wouldn't want to work for the CDC just because it wasn't the area of work I wanted to get into. I would like to further study the disease, because it's fascinating and incredibly disgusting.
Made by: Alexis Danielson
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