Definition of necrotizing fasciitis in English:

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necrotizing fasciitis

Pronunciation: /nɛkrətʌɪzɪŋfaʃiˈʌɪtɪs/

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
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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