Dennis L. Stevens MD PhD


Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection that can destroy skin and the soft tissues beneath it, including fat and the tissue that covers the muscles (fascia). Necrotizing fasciitis is also referred to as “flesh-eating” bacteria, because these tissues often die rapidly. Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by…

Toxic Shock Syndrome

What is toxic shock syndrome? Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare illness that happens suddenly after an infection. It quickly can harm several different organs, including the lungs , the kidneys , and the liver , and it can be deadly. Since toxic shock syndrome gets worse quickly, it requires medical treatment right…

Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Bacteria)

Discusses rare flesh-eating bacterial infection. Includes info on Fournier gangrene. Covers symptoms and how it is diagnosed. Looks at treatment with medicine, surgery, and oxygen therapy. Covers treatment for complications caused by the infection.

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, often life-threatening illness that develops suddenly after a bacterial infection and can rapidly affect several different organ systems, including the lungs, kidneys, and liver. Because toxic shock syndrome progresses quickly, immediate medical treatment is needed. Toxic shock…

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection that can destroy skin and the soft tissues beneath it, including fat and the tissue that covers the muscles (fascia). Necrotizing fasciitis is also referred to as “flesh-eating” bacteria, because these tissues often die rapidly. Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by…