It's time again for another rip-roaring good time with diseases, infections, syndromes, and sexually transmitted lols, DELICIOUS DISEASE II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE *wicked cool explosion* Necrotizing fascitis. The flesh eating bacteria. Over 70% of cases are recorded in patients with one of the following clinical situations: immunosuppression, diabetes, alcoholism/drug abuse (like most of you buttholes ), malignancies, and chronic systemic diseases. It occasionally occurs in people with an apparently normal general condition. What makes this disease so damn sexy is how innocuous it is at first. The infection begins locally at a site of trauma, which may be severe, minor, or even non-apparent. Patients usually complain of intense pain that may seem excessive given the external appearance of the skin. With progression of the disease, often within hours, tissue becomes swollen. Diarrhea and vomiting are also common symptoms. In the early stages, signs of inflammation may not be apparent if the bacteria are deep within the tissue. If they are not deep, signs of inflammation, such as redness and swollen or hot skin, develop very quickly. Skin color may progress to violet, and blisters may form, with subsequent necrosis(death) of the subcutaneous tissues. Patients with necrotizing fasciitis typically have a fever and appear very ill. Mortality rates have been noted as high as 73 percent if left untreated.Without surgery and medical assistance, such as antibiotics, the infection will rapidly progress and will eventually lead to death. Yeah, that's right. Little tiny bacteria single handedly make you there bitch and eat you to death. Nom nom nom, motherfucker. Disease is punishment.