Definition of necrotizing fasciitis in English:

necrotizing fasciitis

Line breaks: nec¦ro|tiz¦ing fas¦ci|itis
Pronunciation: /nɛkrətʌɪzɪŋfaʃiˈʌɪtɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • An acute disease in which inflammation of the fasciae of muscles or other organs results in rapid destruction of overlying tissues.
    • This disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes
    More example sentences
    • Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci can also cause invasive infections such as necrotizing fasciitis, myositis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
    • The invasive strains were responsible for severe infections such as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, postpartum endometritis, and bacteraemia.
    • Pyrogenic exotoxins also have been linked to unusually severe invasive infections including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.

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