Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Understanding, Preventing, Treating and Living with the Effects of Necrotizing Fasciitis

Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Understanding, Preventing, Treating and Living with the Effects of Necrotizing Fasciitis

by Jacqueline A. Roemmele, Donna Batdorff
     
 

Tales of the so-called flesh-eating bacteria (known to the medical community as necrotizing fasciitis, or NF) and their devastating effects abound in the national media. But despite the public's obsession with this horrific infection, most people do not know the facts. NF, an infection caused by the same bacteria that cause strep throat, rapidly destroys… See more details below

Overview

Tales of the so-called flesh-eating bacteria (known to the medical community as necrotizing fasciitis, or NF) and their devastating effects abound in the national media. But despite the public's obsession with this horrific infection, most people do not know the facts. NF, an infection caused by the same bacteria that cause strep throat, rapidly destroys tissue--sometimes at the rate of an inch per hour. Until now there has been little useful information about NF available to the public.

Jacqueline A. Roemmele and Donna Batdorff both survived battles with necrotizing fasciitis, and in Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria, they share their valuable experience. In clear, nontechnical language, they explain necrotizing fasciitis and its symptoms, how it can be contracted, how it is diagnosed (and often misdiagnosed), and how it is treated. Also included are strategies for prevention and practical coping tips from respected medical experts, personal stories from other NF survivors and their families, a glossary of medical terms, and a section where readers can find further sources of information.

Whether you are recovering from necrotizing fasciitis or simply want to learn more about this little-understood disease, Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria is a resource you can turn to time and again for facts, suggestions, and comfort.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583330715
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/11/2000
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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