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Group a streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis

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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.