Is Necrotizing Fasciitis Contagious?

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Necrotizing Fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, which may be caused by streptococcal or other types of infection, an injury, or an autoimmune reaction.

Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe infection that leads to necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and adjacent fascia. The usual cause is a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic organisms, although group A streptococcus alone may be responsible. The organisms reach the subcutaneous tissue by extension from a contiguous infection or...

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