Bacterial Infections

What does necrotizing mean?

A Answers (1)

  • In medical terms, the word necrotizing means "causing death." The word necrotizing describes flesh-eating bacteria, and with good reason: flesh-eating bacteria cause the death of body tissue. Flesh-eating bacteria specifically cause necrotizing fasciitis, an infection which penetrates deeply to destroy tissue along muscles.

This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
Did You See?  Close
Are flesh-eating bacteria serious?