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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:16 PM
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233. Took care of a patient last week...
who had something like this...It is very scary how quickly someone can get it. The patient hurt his ankle playing basketball, must have broken the skin somehow. At the same time a relative of his who had strept was visiting. As far as the docs could tell it went from the relative to his broken skin area/ankle and he developed the flesh eating disease. He survived. Was in ICU for a while and was requiring massive antibiotics and extensive wound care after he left the ICU.
Definitely makes one think about how we take good health for granted and how QUICKLY things can change...this guy was an otherwise healthy/active 60 yr old before the infection set in.

RIP Jeff.
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