Flesh-eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis) is caused by a bacterial infection and rapidly destroys the body’s soft tissue. (Believe me, you don’t want to see any images for this post.)
It is typically treated with antibiotics and surgical removal of the infected areas of the body. Though rare, it can be fatal in up to 70 percent of patients, and the survivors are often left with devastating handicaps due to amputations.
A new treatment containing a common chemical disinfectant, hypochlorous acid, is showing promising early results.
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