Medical Definition of Necrotising fascitis

1. A serious soft tissue infection generally caused by Group A Streptococci (bacteria), but may also be caused by anaerobic bacteria (Peptostreptococcus, Bacteroides). This infection results in extensive soft tissue destruction (necrosis) of skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle. Often surgical intervention (debridement) in combination with antibiotic therapy is required. Mortality rate is high particularly if treatment is delayed. Infection is often the result of a skin abrasion or puncture that becomes secondarily infected with Streptococcal bacteria. (27 Sep 1997)



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