Necrotizing fasciitis

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    Introduction Necrotizing Fasciitis is known as a “flesh-eating” bacterium that can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering a person’s muscles. Studies have shown that there are many different factors that come into play for contracting this disease and multiple risks that can put someone at a higher chance for getting it. In addition, there are various treatment options depending on the severity of the condition and different outcomes. This infection, although rare, can be extremely helpful to a Public Health professional’s career and their goal of educating the public and spreading awareness in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Background Necrosis of subcutaneous tissue and fascia is a condition called Necrotizing Fasciitis, or…

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    NECROTIZING FASCIITIS This is an uncommon disease. Necrotizing Fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacteria disease. This affects every 1 out of 4 people. Some symptoms of this disease are weak immune system, consumption of steroid medicines, has surgical cuts or injuries on parts of their body, or had been affected by chicken pox recently. This bacteria destroys and eats up fat, skin and the tissue covering the muscle of a particular part of the body, and can occur anywhere in the body.…

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    consuming raw or undercooked oysters during the 7 days preceding illness onset [19]. The median age of patients with primary bacteremia is 54 years, and 89% of the patients are men [20]. Raw oyster consumers who have chronic liver disease are 80 times more likely to develop this infection and 200 times more likely to die from this infection, compared with those without chronic liver disease [21]. With this syndrome, the common clinical signs consist of high fever, chills, shock, skin/soft-tissue…

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    Wound Culture Case Study

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    INTEGUMENTARY CASE STUDY PART B 1. The results of the LRINEC score with 11 total points lead to the decision that Mr. Olfa has the diagnosis of the Necrotizing fasciitis. The combined test results of wound culture, MRI scan, and bloodwork verified the diagnosis, the wound culture indicated a Streptococcus and Staphylococcus infection was found in the wound site, and Mr. Olfa is diabetic therefore his immune system is weakened. Streptococcus and Staphylococcus microbes are found in small…

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    Introduction Streptococcus pyogenes is a bacteria responsible for a wide range of diseases. They include pharyngitis, impetigo, a skin infection, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) (Burch, 2008). However, the focus of this research will be on necrotizing fasciitis (NF). Although necrotizing fasciitis is rare, it can be lethal. It is commonly known as “flesh-eating bacteria” (touching base, 2001) for its ability to destroy the skin tissue. For the most part, it is…

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    Necrotizing fasciitis is a form of soft tissue infection that can destroy the tissue in your skin as well as your muscles and the tissue under your skin. Necrotizing fasciitis is usually caused by an infection with group A Streptococcus, and usually called a “flesh-eating bacteria.” This is the fastest moving kind of the infection. When this infection is caused by other types of bacteria, it typically doesn’t spread and grow as quickly and isn’t as dangerous. While A Streptococcus is the most…

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    This article is about Lorin Madsen, who contracted Necrotizing fasciitis after she fell in a parking lot and skinned her arm. It discussed how many people were had to be amputated or worse killed due to this, because there was no real way to cure this infection. It usually treated with surgical excision and antibiotics, but the death rate is still to 70%. After many attempts on Lori Madsen to cure the infection her situation started to become worse until she was introduced to Dr. John Crew. He…

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    ntroduction Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a condition that causes tissue death (necrosis) in the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine is the part of the digestive system that receives food from the stomach. NEC usually causes: Areas of swelling and bleeding at the end of the small intestine Gas to build up inside the intestine As the cells of the inner lining of the small intestine begin to die, pieces of the lining fall away. Without treatment, this condition can lead to…

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    tendon on the outside of the foot causing pain on side of foot and just by the front of the heel 9. Corns - often from tight fitting shoes that put pressure on the toes BOTTOM OF FOOT 1. Plantar fasciitis - heel spurs - heel pain: these are all types of foot pains you may experience on the bottom of the foot. Sometimes, it is difficult to keep up normal activities such as walking, because of these causes; sometimes the pain is aggravated by wearing thin sole shoes or weight bearing for a long…

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    Plantar Fasciitis is the number one leading cause in foot pain. The plantar fascia is a flat ligament that connects the heel bone (Calcaneus) to the toes and it also helps to support the arches underneath both of the feet. When the plantar fascia gets pulled or inflamed then you will feel the bottom middle of your foot pulling or stretching out and will usually hurt. It will usually hurt most when you are walking or standing to put pressure on the foot. Most athletes or middle aged people who…

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