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Necrotising fasciitis


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Symptoms of necrotising fasciitis include intense pain, swelling and dark blotches or blisters on the skin. You may also have flu-like symptoms.

You'll need emergency hospital treatment if you have necrotising fasciitis. The main treatments are antibiotics and surgery to remove the infection.

You can get necrotising fasciitis if bacteria gets into the deep layers of your skin through a wound, such as a cut, burn or bite.

Necrotising fasciitis is a rare and life-threatening infection that can happen if a wound gets infected.

Page last reviewed: 20/06/2022
Next review due: 20/06/2025