Thursday, May 10, 2012

Necrotizing fasciitis

  • Bacteria that burrowed deep into the wound caused necrotizing fasciitis, a rare but deadly infection that on Friday forced doctors to amputate her leg. Its a miracle she made it past Friday night, Andy Copeland told ABC affiliate WSBTV.
  • (ABC News)
  • A 24-year-old Georgia woman is fighting for her life after contracting the very rare flesh-eating disorder known as necrotizing fasciitis. According to Fox News, one week ago Aimee Copeland went kayaking with friends in Carrollton, Ga.
  • (GlobalPost)
  • Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old masters student at the University of West Georgia, has necrotizing fasciitis caused by Aeromonas hydrophila, a bacteria usually linked to intestinal disease.
  • (KGO-AM810)
  • She was hospitalized and then released. Upon arrival, the ER physician diagnosed her with necrotizing fasciitis in her damaged leg. The fasciitis had spread beyond the injured area to her hip and thigh.
  • (Time)
  • Last Friday, Copeland was pale and weak and went to a hospital where doctors diagnosed her with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection.
  • (Reuters)
  • Shes showing small signs of recovery, but faces even more surgeries due to the necrotizing fasciitis that has already taken her leg. Today Aimee is responsive and coherent, Copelands father, Andy, wrote on his blog on Thursday.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • By Friday, she was suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, a severe flesh-decaying infection that had advanced beyond her calf wound to her thigh.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • Days later, doctors amputated most of her right leg to stop the advancing infection. By then, the Snellville woman was suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, a severe flesh-decaying infection that continues to threaten her life.
  • (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
  • Still burn center since Friday fighting her infection. Doctors say her condition has been touch and go ever since she was diagnosed with Necrotizing Fasciitis. It is a rare flesh-eating bacteria that affects a between 10 and 15 thousand people in the US each year.
  • (WRDW-TV)
  • But in the following days, repeated visits to the doctor didnt help the pain. By Friday, an ER physician had diagnosed her with necrotizing fasciitis, an infection from a rare flesh-eating bacteria.
  • (Huffington Post)

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