By Luis and Adina
Researchers have found that necrotizing fasciitis is usually polymicrobial rather than monomicrobial.
Type 1- a slow process that evolves over days
Type 2- group A streptococcus bacteria
Type 3- vibrio gram-negative rods
-A slow evolving bruise on abdominal wall
-Chronic skin disorder (eczema,psoriasis)
-Acute injuries like surgical incisions
-Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment will determine the outcome.
-It has poor prognosis if left untreated and undertreated it may result to limb loss,scarring and disability also it may also lead to organ failure and also death.
-stain the puss
"Wound awareness, take care of that cut"
Anatomy and physiology
-musculoskeletal system- breakdown of muscle tissue
-Nervous system- breakdown of nerves
-integumentary system- breakdown of the skin
Report and stats
- most common in the immunocompromised
-spread with any bodily fluids of an infected person
-affects about 0.40 of adults and 0.08 of children
-Mortality rates vary between 20-80% depending on how fast it has progressed
- 500-1500 cases are reported annually
-4 out of every one million people are affected
- more fatal in people older than 35
- mortality rate can be lowered as much as 40% if correctly diagnosed within the first 12-24 hours
- on average a patient receives about 33 debridments and skin grafts
First start by looking at your skin
The doctor will perform several tests to diagnose the condition.
They will take a biopsy (a small sample) of the affected skin tissue for examination.
They will also take blood tests or a CT scan may help your doctor make a diagnosis.
The CT scan can show whether your skin has thickened.
Blood tests can show if there has been damage to your muscles.