Flesh-Eating Disease - Diagnosis






Flesh-eating disease can often be diagnosed based on the way the skin looks, along with pain in the area and a fever. This diagnosis can be confirmed by a variety of tests, such as an X ray or a computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan is a procedure by which X rays are directed at a patient's body from various angles and the set of photographs thus obtained assembled by a computer program. This procedure is sometimes called a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan. Samples of tissue under the skin can also be taken. Analysis of these samples will tell if the flesh-eating bacteria are present.

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