flesh eating disease
What body system does this disease affect, and how does this system change?
The integumentary system is made up of skin and hair. The skin protects the organs and protects the body from infections. Your skin is your immune systems first line of defense. When it is breached with a cut, bug bite or anything else, you open up to diseases that usually would not affect you. So when Necrotizing Fasciitis enters, it releases toxins that kill and open the skin.
Who gets this disease?
Signs and Symptoms
Some of the signs are:
- Feeling ill
- having a fever
How the disease progresses:
- It starts as a small and painful lump
- then it turns into a bruise
- next the middle of the bruise dies
- lastly the area pops and blood and other liquids ooze out.