Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of necrotize.
  • adj. Causing necrosis

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Examples

  • Certain strains of strep also can cause meningitis, endocarditis, bacterial pneumonia and "flesh-eating" bacterial infections, also called necrotizing fasciitis.

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  • One serious problem for preemies is an infection affecting the digestive system, called necrotizing enterocolitis.

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  • It can result from a complication to invasive strep A called necrotizing fasciitis.

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  • Lurking on the surface of that base was Strep A bacteria, which causes a tissue-destroying disease known as necrotizing fasciitis, a very rare condition commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria.

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  • Both babies suffered from a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, where blood circulation was cut off to portions of their bowel.

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  • December 30th, 2009 WASHINGTON - In a new study, researchers from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston have identified a genetic mutation that appears to protect people from developing flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis.

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  • For nearly two years, from 2005 to early 2007, Wilson was in hospital as doctors and nurses tried desperately to rid her body of the infection called necrotizing fasciitis.

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  • A very aggressive bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis - or flesh-eating disease

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  • The 48-year-old tested positive after his death on September 10 for a type of flesh-eating bug called necrotizing fasciitis, which can enter the skin through the tiniest cut before releasing flesh and muscle-destroying toxins.

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  • "The infection that caused Molly's illness and amputation was horrible, unique, spontaneous and fulminant (very sudden)," wrote defense witness Bruce Farber, M.D., of North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, N.Y. In a letter to the Ohio Attorney General's office, filed by defense attorneys in the Ohio Court of Claims, Farber noted that the flesh-eating bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis "is extremely rare and difficult to diagnose in its early stages."

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