necrotizing fasciitis
noun Date: 1967 a severe soft tissue infection by bacteria (as Group A streptococci) that is marked by edema and necrosis of subcutaneous tissues with involvement of adjacent fascia and by painful red swollen skin over affected areas

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  • Necrotizing fasciitis — A dangerous infection of soft tissue that starts in the subcutaneous tissue (just below the skin) and spreads along the flat layers of fibrous tissue that separate different layers of tissue (fascial planes). It most commonly occurs in the arms,… …   Medical dictionary

  • necrotizing fasciitis — ▪ pathology       rapidly spreading infection of the underlying skin and fat layers caused by a variety of pathogenic bacteria, principally Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as the group A streptococcus. Popularly known as the flesh eating… …   Universalium

  • necrotizing fasciitis — (nek ro taīz ing fa se i tis) A disease that results from a severe invasive group A streptococcus infection. Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection of the subcutaneous soft tissues, particularly of fibrous tissue, and is most common on the… …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • necrotizing fasciitis — necˈrōtizing fasciitis see ↑fasciitis under ↑fascia • • • Main Entry: ↑necrosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • necrotizing fasciitis — noun Medicine an acute disease in which inflammation of the fasciae of muscles or other organs results in rapid destruction of overlying tissues …   English new terms dictionary

  • necrotizing fasciitis — a life threatening bacterial infection of the layer of fascia beneath the skin, usually by Streptococcus Type A. Symptoms appear rapidly after initial infection; they include a rash with blistering and discoloration of the skin, pain and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Fasciitis — Inflammation of the fascia (a lining tissue under the skin that covers a surface of underlying tissues). * * * 1. Inflammation in fascia. 2. Reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in fascia. SYN: fascitis. eosinophilic f. induration and edema of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fasciitis necroticans — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 M72.6 Nekrotisierende Fasziitis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fasciitis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|M|72|9|m|70 ICD9 = ICD9|729.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D005208 In medicine, fasciitis IPA|/ˌfæ.ʃiˈɑɪ̯.tɪs/ refers to an inflammation …   Wikipedia

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