Leg with necrotizng fasciitis

Leg with necrotizng fasciitis

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Caption: Close-up of the leg of a 62-year-old man who has necrotising fasciitis, caused by an infection that occurred following an insulin injection. Also known as flesh-eating disease, this is a rare bacterial infection of the subcutaneous tissue. The infection progresses quickly, causing blistering of the skin and necrosis (death) of the subcutaneous tissue. Treatment is with surgery to remove infected tissue, and antibiotics and skin grafts, although mortality rates are high. For the same patient after the leg had healed, see images C033/6254 and C033/6259.

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