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NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

Necrotizing fasciitis is a type of soft tissue infection. It can destroy the tissue in your skin and muscles as well as subcutaneous tissue. Necrotizing fasciitis is most commonly caused by an infection with group A Streptococcus, commonly known[read article]

Tests for Necrotizing Fasciitis

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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Biopsy of Soft Tissue
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Medical Procedures for Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Red blood cells travel throughout your body, carrying necessary nutrients and gases where they need to go. One thing the red blood cells carry is oxygen, which your...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Amputation
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Surgical Debridement of Wound
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Prescribed Medications for Necrotizing Fasciitis

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AMPICILLIN (am pi SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral in...  More
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VANCOMYCIN (van koe MYE sin) is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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