Monday, May 14, 2012

Necrotizing fasciitis

  • The nation has recently been captivated by the tragic story of Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student battling a flesh-eating bacterium she contracted after a zip lining accident.
  • (FOX News)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but potentially deadly disease that ravages the bodys tissues and causes them to die off, earning it the fiendish nickname flesh-eating bacteria.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • A Georgia woman's life-threatening battle with a gruesome infection has captivated the Web. Casey Schwartz on the science behind the rare affliction—and how it spreads.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • Ginn survived a rare bacterial infection that attacks soft tissue and muscle, often leading to amputation and, in some cases, death. In February, Ginn had severe pain in his shoulder and a fever.
  • (Island Packet Online)
  • (CNN) --Unfortunately flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, isnt fiction.
  • (WIBW)
  • She has a rare condition, called necrotizing fasciitis, in which marauding bacteria run rampant through tissue. Affected areas sometimes have to be surgically removed to save the patients life.
  • (AP -
  • Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia student who has already lost her leg to necrotizing fasciitis, a rare, flesh-eating bacteria, is in critical condition and may also lose her hands and her other foot, according to news reports.
  • (Huffington Post)
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  • (LongIslandPress)
  • The illness has already led doctors in Augusta to amputate most of her left leg. She contracted the rare infection, called necrotizing fasciitis, after falling from a broken zip line and gashing her leg May 1.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis, the rare flesh-eating disorder that has already claimed the leg of 24-year-old Georgia grad student Aimee Copeland, now looks likely to claim her fingers.
  • (GlobalPost)

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