16 Jan '12, 4pm

Flesh-eating disease can be caused by illegal 'bath salts' drug

The paper's lead author, Dr. Russell Russo of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, warned that necrotizing fasciitis is an "orthopedic emergency" but hard to diagnose since it "usually manifests as a less severe cellulitis or abscess while the majority of the damages rage beneath the surface of the skin." Quick and accurate diagnosis is essential to saving a patient's life, according to the paper, and the authors caution all emergency room doctors treating cases of bath salt intoxication to be cautious and look for potential

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/fles...

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