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

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xiii
Preface xvii
Part 1 All About Necrotizing Fasciitis
1. What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis? 3
2. How Necrotizing Fasciitis Is Contracted 15
3. Opportunities for Infection and Higher-Risk Groups 26
Part 2 Diagnosis and Treatment
4. Making the Diagnosis 47
5. Why Necrotizing Fasciitis Is Often Misdiagnosed 54
6. Treating Necrotizing Fasciitis 68
7. Emerging Diagnostic Tools, Treatments, and Preventive Measures for Necrotizing Faciitis 83
Part 3 Life After NF
8. One Woman's Story 95
9. Continuing the Recovery Process after Hospitalization 103
10. Psychological, Emotional, and Spiritual Recovery 122
11. Awareness and Prevention: What You Can Do in the Home, School, and Workplace 152
Conclusion 167
Glossary 169
Resources 175
References 181
Index 193
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