Here you will learn about a quick-killing bacterial disorder which is referred to in the tabloids as the Flesh-Eating Disease. A rare variant of strep, it rots the flesh right off ya'. Reading about this disease is not for the faint of heart, nor for those paranoid types who are liable to think every sore throat they get for the next 20 years is in fact, the prelude to Necrotizing Fasciitis.

Leg of a Necrotizing Fasciitis Sufferer

Picture credit: EMBBS

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Eaten Alive: Necrotising Fasciitis in Canada, from New Scientist

Fact Sheet

Necrotizing Fasciitis Survivor

Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis

Fact Sheet from British Columbia Ministry of Health

For health-care professionals: Role of CT in Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Head and Neck

Spontaneous bilateral necrotizing fasciitis of the forearm: A case report (with pictures)

Group A Streptococcus

Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Eyelids and Orbit (gruesome photos)

Strep Throat & Other Group A Streptococcal Infections

Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Facts Behind the Bug

Children with Chicken Pox at Risk

Necrotizing Fasciitis, with case study

Diane's Story

National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation

Galloping Gangrene

Group A Streptococcal Infections

Related Links that may be of interest:

Buruli Ulcer

Books Available at the Wonderful World of Diseases Bookstore:

Miracle Victory over the Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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