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(CBS News)   You might not expect that ziplining would lead to a flesh-eating bacteria infection, but this link, and the cutie involved, are indeed greened afterwards   (cbsnews.com) divider line 125
    More: Sick, Aimee Copeland, CBS Atlanta, necrotizing fasciitis, blood donations, JMS, body tissues, bacteria, bacterial infections  
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2012-05-09 10:21:16 PM
i'll let you make the reference.
 
2012-05-09 11:20:54 PM
Mr. Hankey will save the day.
 
2012-05-09 11:21:40 PM
$20 bucks says she got it at the hospital.
 
2012-05-09 11:21:53 PM

SpikeStrip: i'll let you make the reference.


This.
 
2012-05-09 11:22:18 PM
Zip-risk.
 
2012-05-09 11:25:04 PM
This is sad, very sad. Young and leg amputated at the hip.
 
2012-05-09 11:25:46 PM
Its not gangrene, its msra, and the hospital is trying to blame the infection on ziplining so they dont get sued.
 
2012-05-09 11:25:58 PM
Fun fact: Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which is commonly found on your skin and in your throat.

Sweet dreams.
 
2012-05-09 11:28:15 PM
Nobody said fap yet. Fark is getting better. There is hope. Que the deer.
 
2012-05-09 11:28:31 PM
Who wrote that article?
 
2012-05-09 11:29:44 PM
Pretty awful stuff lurking around out there, eh?
 
2012-05-09 11:32:10 PM
HOT
 
2012-05-09 11:33:15 PM

RexTalionis: Fun fact: Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which is commonly found on your skin and in your throat.

Sweet dreams.


I just might take the Howard Hughes approach. Thank you for the nightmares. Don't let the bedbugs bite.
 
2012-05-09 11:33:27 PM

RexTalionis: Fun fact: Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which is commonly found on your skin and in your throat.

Sweet dreams.


And in hospitals that don't clean @#%#@ properly.

/Thank god I seem to have a supercharged immune system.
// I'll probably pay for it later, mind, but at least I don't have to worry about this. Just stuff like Celiac's..
 
2012-05-09 11:34:20 PM
Well, with that leg outta the way it will make things a little more,,,,,interesting.


/C'mon, ya know you were thinkin about it.
 
2012-05-09 11:34:37 PM
I've been reading up on the importance of keeping your body's alkalinity levels high, so I've been eating bulk vegetable daily, snacking on unsalted almonds, and basically watching the acidic foods I eat. Does anyone care to chime in on if this really helps keep bacteria and virus at bay?

Tested it today at a health fair today, and it was optimal. Hurray
 
2012-05-09 11:34:47 PM
Guess she should not have had that 12 pack of Diet Double Dew.
 
2012-05-09 11:35:22 PM
Yea, I read this story and then immediately told my boyfriend that if I ever contract flesh eating virus, have a leg amputated at the hip, and my heart stops during the process... sign a DNR and let me go man, because I'm gone.
 
2012-05-09 11:37:39 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Pretty awful stuff lurking around out there, eh?

Like another poster said: Yes, 'out there,' like on your skin. Don't take cuts lightly

FTFA
She came back to the emergency room at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga. the following day in intense pain and was given a painkiller.

I would suggest the doctor start reading up on some legal stuff real quick, might find some useful information here. Regardless if she miraculously pulls out of this one or not.
 
2012-05-09 11:37:54 PM
Maggots are the best attack against gangrene because they only eat dead tissue.
 
2012-05-09 11:39:23 PM
necrotizing fasciitis a.k.a. "chompers"
 
2012-05-09 11:40:02 PM
3 days and they have to amputate her leg to the hip? Christ, that's FAST. Poor woman.

On a slightly related note, since it's so fast, would flesh-eating necrotizing fasciitis work on zombies?
 
2012-05-09 11:40:26 PM

wantingout: Its not gangrene, its msra, and the hospital is trying to blame the infection on ziplining so they dont get sued.


MSRA? Minnesota Street Rod Association? Perhaps you mean MRSA. No, no, you probably do mean MSRA because of the retardation. You are right in that Nec Fasc isn't gangrene, though, but I'm guessing it's strictly accidental.
 
2012-05-09 11:41:01 PM

DrZiffle: $20 bucks says she got it at the hospital.


This really is a sad story. She's a friend of mine and works in the same restaurant as my younger brother. :-(
 
2012-05-09 11:41:23 PM

DreamSnipers: This is sad, very sad. Young and leg amputated at the hip.


And nearly died on the table. All in the space of 4 freakin' days.
 
2012-05-09 11:43:09 PM
Every time I get down on life, I'll come across a story like this and stop and thank god I don't have a near fatal infection that eats the away the flesh from my very bones at an alarming rate. I pray this girl pulls through and in 20 years this awful incident is nothing more than an uncomfortable memory to her and her family. Hands down FED/NF would be the most traumatizing thing any one person should ever have to experience, cept for maybe Ebola or Marburg. Poor girl
 
2012-05-09 11:45:24 PM

Felgraf: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which is commonly found on your skin and in your throat.

Sweet dreams.

And in hospitals that don't clean @#%#@ properly.

/Thank god I seem to have a supercharged immune system.
// I'll probably pay for it later, mind, but at least I don't have to worry about this. Just stuff like Celiac's..


Both are true.

Strep is on your skin, and your skin is a good barrier against strep. However, anytime your skin is broken or penetrated, the strep bacteria can get into your bloodstream, which has no real defense against strep. Normally, your immune system can beat a strep infection.

HOWEVER...

What happens when you go to the hospital? Why, you get injections (punctures) and IVs (long-term punctures and lines into your veins) and open wounds exposed daily. There are germs all over the hospital, even if doctors and nurses wash their hands, which they often don't, on things like clothes, skin, blankets, sheets, beds...

Strep likes to travel down IVs and needles into your veins, and that's how you get a bigger dose of strep A or B than your immune system can handle into your blood stream, and how you get what used to be called "galloping gangrene" long before we'd ever heard of "necrotising fasciitis."

Fun stuff you learn interning in ERs.
 
2012-05-09 11:46:38 PM
I just made the mistake of doing a GIS on necrotizing fasciitis, hoping to see the critters...I ended up getting photos of people who caught it.

holy fark

Don't take cuts, and open sores lightly.

You're gawdamn right!
 
2012-05-09 11:47:21 PM

x Mogwai x: DrZiffle: $20 bucks says she got it at the hospital.

This really is a sad story. She's a friend of mine and works in the same restaurant as my younger brother. :-(


Yeah, I think that's a past-tense kind of thing. If she pulls out of this one, she might want to seek legal representation for it.

Gotta feel for the doctors involved too though, the last thing you've got to expect is a healthy young girl getting infected so awfully, and with something as rarely observed as S. pyogenes. This will, of course, be all put on him/her in the end and will probably affect them for the rest of their lives.

Hope she pulls out, but doesn't look to promising right now, eh?
 
2012-05-09 11:47:49 PM
FTFA: Symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include a small or red painful bump that changes to a rapidly growing bruise ...

There is such a thin line between "Holy shiat, stop freaking out over everything, it's just a pimple!" and "Holy shiat, we need to get you to a hospital so we can cut off your leg!" it's scary sometimes.
 
2012-05-09 11:50:00 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-09 11:50:10 PM
Reading medical commentary by the the lay public, I am reminded that there is no hope for a solvent healthcare system in this country.

Clueless doesn't even begin to describe the situation
 
2012-05-09 11:50:22 PM

DrZiffle: $20 bucks says she got it at the hospital.



I'm not taking that bet; a woman I know went into the hospital for dental surgery a few years back and contracted it; luckily they caught it extremely fast.
 
2012-05-09 11:53:16 PM

Felgraf: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which is commonly found on your skin and in your throat.

Sweet dreams.

And in hospitals that don't clean @#%#@ properly.

/Thank god I seem to have a supercharged immune system.
// I'll probably pay for it later, mind, but at least I don't have to worry about this. Just stuff like Celiac's..


Every time my dad (who is disabled due to ton ass of strokes and diabetes) comes home from the hospital, his uti infection is worse than before, he develops bed sores in like 2 days in the hospital...and then it's up to my mom and I to tend to him so he doesn't DIE due to shiatty arse hospitals!
 
2012-05-09 11:53:37 PM
Fun fact: Drunk driving kills approximately 11,000 people per year, whereas S. pyogenes is linked to about 163,000 deaths per year. AKA, S. pyogenes kills about 15x as many people per year as drunk drivers.

Hey MADD, maybe you should find a new evil entity?
 
2012-05-09 11:55:21 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I just made the mistake of doing a GIS on necrotizing fasciitis, hoping to see the critters...I ended up getting photos of people who caught it.

holy fark

Don't take cuts, and open sores lightly.

You're gawdamn right!


I freak out at recluse spider bite GISes. I'm not brave enough to do one on this stuff.

Note: DO NOT do a GIS on recluse spider bites. Its venom is much like a flesh-eating bacteria. My father nearly died from it. Seriously.
 
2012-05-09 11:58:35 PM

EdNortonsTwin: I just made the mistake of doing a GIS on necrotizing fasciitis, hoping to see the critters...I ended up getting photos of people who caught it.

holy fark

Don't take cuts, and open sores lightly.

You're gawdamn right!



Dammit!! one farkin idiot jumps off a farkin cliff all the other idiots follow! THAT is some farked up shyt I could have done without.
 
2012-05-09 11:59:36 PM

adeist69: DrZiffle: $20 bucks says she got it at the hospital.


I'm not taking that bet; a woman I know went into the hospital for dental surgery a few years back and contracted it; luckily they caught it extremely fast.


It's a synergy, like I jokingly said above. The bacteria is everywhere, all the time; it has to get into your bloodstream to become deadly. Hospitals just happen to be the place you're most likely to have a continual break in the skin (like an incision or an IV) that gives the bacteria a direct route into your body for an extended period of time. Then too, just because (or if) personnel wash their HANDS doesn't mean the linen, or their clothes, are sterile; and the bacteria, unlike a virus, is pretty hardy, so it can travel on the nurse's shirt, the orderly's shoes, etc.

So you don't "get" it in the hospital; you or someone else brought it with you. But since you're in the hospital to be treated for something, the conditions are right for the bacteria to get from your outside to your inside; and you're probably in a weaker condition than you would normally be as well.
 
2012-05-09 11:59:46 PM

RexTalionis: Fun fact: Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which is commonly found on your skin and in your throat.

Sweet dreams.


Natural carrier of strep pyo and staph aureus in my nasal cavity. Probably why I constantly get sinus shiat. It's also the reason I rarely get any other kind of bacterial infection apparently (barring blood-borne) . The other two species viciously out-compete invasive bacterial strains.
 
2012-05-10 12:02:33 AM
I blame the Double Dew for this.
 
2012-05-10 12:03:54 AM

Mildot: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x445]


I should never have got on a God damned boat
 
2012-05-10 12:05:14 AM

x Mogwai x: DrZiffle: $20 bucks says she got it at the hospital.

This really is a sad story. She's a friend of mine and works in the same restaurant as my younger brother. :-(


I hope things turn around for her. I can't even imagine.
 
2012-05-10 12:08:45 AM
the article basically said that flesh eating disease and gangrene were the same thing.

I thought people got gangrene from freezing toes and losing blood circulation to the area, and the tissue starts to die....
 
2012-05-10 12:08:49 AM

brigid_fitch: EdNortonsTwin: I just made the mistake of doing a GIS on necrotizing fasciitis, hoping to see the critters...I ended up getting photos of people who caught it.

holy fark

Don't take cuts, and open sores lightly.

You're gawdamn right!

I freak out at recluse spider bite GISes. I'm not brave enough to do one on this stuff.

Note: DO NOT do a GIS on recluse spider bites. Its venom is much like a flesh-eating bacteria. My father nearly died from it. Seriously.



shiat! Are we trying to see who wins the "who can scare the crap outta people" tonight on Fark? It's a tie I do believe, and when I see a word I don't know ,,,,Google is your friend, or in this case my nightmare,,lol
 
2012-05-10 12:10:37 AM

wantingout: , its msra,


necrotizing fascitis is not MRSA.
 
2012-05-10 12:14:07 AM

Genevieve Marie: Yea, I read this story and then immediately told my boyfriend that if I ever contract flesh eating virus, have a leg amputated at the hip, and my heart stops during the process... sign a DNR and let me go man, because I'm gone.


Doctors and family members would rather you live your whole life as bitter and angry as Lieutenant Dan than let go, and think you should be eternally grateful to them for prolonging a life you hate, so he'll never be informed or get that choice until they already have you hooked up to the ICU.
 
2012-05-10 12:15:28 AM
If I remember correctly there are something like 1,500-2,000 people a year die of this in America. And, the bacteria can be found pretty much everywhere, including in your home right now. Sleep soundly tonight, Farkers.
 
2012-05-10 12:16:10 AM
Necrotizing fasciitis is no goddamn joke. It is the stuff of nightmares, right up there with bacterial meningitis.
 
2012-05-10 12:16:16 AM

wantingout: Its not gangrene, its msra, and the hospital is trying to blame the infection on ziplining so they dont get sued.


it's not MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus), it's streptococcus.

it sounds like somebody dropped the ball on her first return visit to the ER though.
 
2012-05-10 12:21:02 AM
That's so sad :( I really hope she pulls through.
 
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