Latest necrotizing fasciitis Stories
New research from Lund University casts new light on the interaction between the immune system and streptococcus bacteria, which cause both mild tonsillitis and serious infections such as sepsis and necrotising fasciitis.
Dr. Russell Russo, an Orthopedic Surgeon at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and other researchers stress that orthopedists should have a high index of suspicion for necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacterial infection, in every patient with pain or other symptoms that are out of proportion to the initial diagnosis.
A study led by Russell R. Russo, MD, a third-year Orthopaedic Surgery resident at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has identified a new source of life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis – "bath salts."
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An $8.5 million ruling given to a woman who lost use of her arm from â€œflesh-eatingâ€ bacteria that was originally not found by an Air Force doctor has been enforced by a federal judge.
By N, Jung C, Lehmann; M, Hellmann; H, Seifert; M, Valter M; M, Hallek; G, Fatkenheuer; M, Kochanek Abstract BACKGROUND: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-producing Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a serious problem worldwide.
"Flesh-eating" or "Strep" bacteria are able to survive and spread in the body by degrading a key immune defense molecule, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
By Lisa Redmond, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Aug. 17--A 35-year-old Ayer woman who gave birth to a healthy baby last week at Emerson Hospital in Concord has been transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after being diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating disease.
Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...
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