Group a streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis
a complication of infection with gas (group A streptococci) in which the bacteria attacks and destroys muscle tissue. According to the cdc, 5-10% of people with severe gas infection develop necrotizing fasciitis. Though the infection can be treated with antibiotics, the fatality rate is close to 30%. This complication often develops as a wound infection after surgery or injury.