Blood Tests Can Help Detect Presence Of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, LA BioMed Study  
12/4/2008 7:53:40 AM

EurekAlert! -- TORRANCE (Dec. 4, 2008) – With less than half of patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections displaying the physical signs of these very serious infections, researchers have found two simple blood tests can help physicians diagnose what is commonly known as "flesh-eating bacteria," according to a study in the December issue of The American Journal of Surgery.