Medical Dictionary: Flesh-eating bacteria

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Flesh-eating bacteria: Another name for Necrotizing fasciitis.
Flesh-eating bacteria (condition): Rare "flesh-eating" strep bacterial infection.

Flesh-eating bacteria: Necrotizing fasciitis (occasionally described by the media as "the flesh-eating bacteria") destroys muscles, fat, and skin tissue.1

More information on medical condition: Necrotizing fasciitis:

1. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD

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