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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is necrotising faciitis?

This is a serious and potentially deadly bacterial infection that involves the deeper layers of the skin. Patients with poorly controlled diabetes and a poor immune system are at increased risk.

Symptoms related to necrotising faciitis

  • Fever

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Muscle pain in the limbs when pressed or squeezed

  • Blisters

  • Swelling of the affected area

Questions your doctor may ask to check for necrotising faciitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose necrotising faciitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have pain in the arm and the leg when they are grasped?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

Treatment for necrotising faciitis

This requires emergency medical care for early surgery and strong injectable antibiotics. Sometimes, multiple surgeries are needed to control the infection.

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