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Necrotizing Fasciitis

After an injury, a recovering individual may develop an infection while the wound is still open or healing. In many cases, these infections require antibiotic treatment and a period of regular monitoring. However, if an injured individual becomes infected with a case of necrotizing fasciitis, the subsequent bodily damage from the infection can threaten his or her life.

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Symptoms of Necrotizing Fasciitis

Like other infections, necrotizing fasciitis grows progressively worse as time passes. Unless antibiotics are quickly used to stop the spread of the infection, the tissue-destroying bacteria may move throughout the body, eventually destroying substantial tissue and triggering a toxic shock reaction.

The following symptoms are associated with this infection:

  • Blisters
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Purple hue to the skin
  • Skin that feels unusually hot
  • Large patches of dead skin or muscle tissue
  • Extreme pain near the site of the injury

In the most severe cases, a person may go through toxic shock, which can prove highly lethal. In even mild cases where a patient was treated quickly, significant portions of tissue may need to be surgically removed. As the infection can spread throughout a limb in a matter of days, amputation is common.

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