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Unformatted text preview: have sometimes been involved, such as Staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria release toxins that destroy the deeper tissues and thrombose the blood vessels that nourish the skin, causing it to necrose. Group A Streptococci are often found on the skin, in the nose and throat, of healthy people. Occasionally the bacteria can cause a wide range of conditions including:-• Impetigo • Erysipelas • Cellulitis • Pharyngitis • Tonsillitis • Scarlet Fever In its earlier stages Necrotizing Fasciitis may be confused with other skin infections such as Cellulitis and Erysipelas. Necrotizing Fasciitis is rare in healthy people but is more common in certain at risk groups, including those with:-• Diabetics • Renal failure • Malignancy • Suppressed immunity • Peripheral Vascular Disease • Chronic Venous Insufficiency • Surgical sites...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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