Flesh Eating Bacteria Underlying Cause
Bacteria are normally present on the surface of the skin. Usually, the bacteria are harmless because the surface of the skin acts as a protective barrier. When this barrier is broken, bacteria can spread beneath the surface and start to grow. Cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the skin. Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the tissue beneath the skin.
Bacteria that cause necrotizing fasciitis include:
Causes of skin infection that may lead to necrotizing fasciitis include:
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