Sunday, May 13, 2012

Necrotizing fasciitis

  • Aimee, 24, has already had her left leg amputated after necrotizing fasciitis -- a rare bacteria that infects the deep layers of the skin and spreads quickly -- took hold of her injured limb just over a week ago.
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  • But after her conditioned worsened, Copeland was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection.
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  • They actually were able to do CPR and resuscitate her very quickly, the girls father said according to WSBTV. Doctors said she might not survive through Tuesday night.
  • (International Business Times)
  • (CBS News) Aimee Copeland is fighting for her life against a deadly flesh-eating disease she contracted following a zip-lining accident.
  • (WIBW)
  • The bacteria associated with necrotizing fasciitis can destroy skin and fat cells very quickly. The infection spreads so rapidly, 25 percent of those who get the disease die from it, according to WebMD. Bacteria enters a wound and spreads from that point.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Burn Center doctors removed Copeland's left leg and tissue from her abdomen Tuesday to fight the spread of a rare infection from necrotizing fasciitis. She went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated.
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  • Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia student who has already lost her leg to necrotizing fasciitis, a rare, flesh-eating bacteria, is in critical condition and may also lose her hands and her other foot, according to news reports.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The father of a girl who who had her leg amputated after an aggressive flesh-eating bug infected a wound said there is hope for his daughters remaining leg and arms.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • 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)

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