Molecular pathogenesis of necrotizing fasciitis.

@article{Olsen2010MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular pathogenesis of necrotizing fasciitis.},
  author={Randall Olsen and James M. Musser},
  journal={Annual review of pathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-31}
}
Necrotizing fasciitis, also known as the flesh-eating disease, is a severe invasive infection associated with very high rates of human morbidity and mortality. It is most commonly caused by group A Streptococcus(GAS), a versatile human pathogen that causes diseases ranging in severity from uncomplicated pharyngitis (or strep throat) to life-threatening infections such as necrotizing fasciitis. Herein, we review recent discoveries bearing on the molecular pathogenesis of GAS necrotizing… CONTINUE READING
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