Friday, May 11, 2012

Necrotizing fasciitis

  • Doctors at a nearby hospital cleaned and closed the gash with 22 staples, but bacteria that burrowed deep into the wound caused necrotizing fasciitis, a rare but deadly infection that claimed her leg one week ago.
  • (ABC News)
  • What is flesh-eating bacteria, and why is it so deadly? Necrotizing fasciitis, as Copelands condition is called, is a severe bacterial infection that destroys muscles, skin, and underlying tissue.
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  • (CBS News) Aimee Copeland is fighting for her life against a deadly flesh-eating disease she contracted following a zip-lining accident.
  • (WIBW)
  • Her father said the next day his daughter was so weak that a friend carried her into the ER.
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The University of West Georgia graduate psychology student was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, an infection that destroys human tissue. She lost most of her right leg to the infection.
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- Doctors treating University of West Georgia grad student Aimee Copeland for a type of flesh-eating bacteria say the 24-year-old will end up losing both her hands and her remaining foot after the tissue in those extremities died.
  • (WXIA 11 Alive)

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