Thread: News Article: Danny Briere's mother passes
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08-21-2012, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
I'm sorry man. I almost lost my dad last year to necrotizing faciitis, and that was bad enough. 48 is just way too young... 60 is way too young.
I hope you don't mind me asking but where on his body did the infection start? The foot/lower leg seems to be the most common. I'm a pre-med student and I was just curious as this is a fairly rare disease if I'm not mistaken.

For those that don't know necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh eating disease, is extremely serious and is caused by an infection of the fascia. The fascia is the layer of connective tissue under your skin (among other places throughout your body). The scary thing is it is most commonly caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, the same bacteria that leads to Strep Throat.

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