necrotizing fasciitis | definition

  • a serious infection, also known as flesh-eating disease, that leads to rapid destruction of tissue through the action of exotoxin A
  • it can be caused by S. pyogenes or several other bacterial species


Parker, N., Schneegurt, M., Thi Tu, A.-H., Forster, B. M., & Lister, P. (n.d.). Microbiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at:



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