Step A is usually a lung and throat disease. It never really gets the chance to enter any other system in your body.
However a simple break in your skin can inadvertently let it in. NF is the result of Step A in your blood. 3cm an hour. 25% mortality rate and aggressive surgical debridement is the only known treatment. (its a 70%+ mortality rate if you don't have immediate treatment)
Lopping off the infected area, usually a leg or an arm is the best treatment we have.
And you get a 3/4th a chance that will work.
A 3/4th grade barely passed me at UW
Don't worry its not Step A that eats through you. They just release tissue dissolving toxins as a byproduct of their survival.They just want to live too, they've been here much longer than us humans, and I'm willing to bet they'll be here long after we're gone too..
- S. pyogenes
- Group A Streptococci
- Group A Staphylococci
- Clostridium spp
- E. Coli
- Vibrio vulnificus.