David Hemmings, a 54-year-old father of two, living in Scotland, was moving in with his family. During these moving stages, his leg was amputated by the box. After David got the keys to their house, he started complaining that his leg ached. Therefore, an infected cut was found on David’s leg, who was taken to the hospital. David’s wife, Margaret, and their sons, 20-year-old James and 16-year-old Lee, were told that his condition was deteriorating and he would not survive.
HE HAS LIQUID IN HIS LEGS
David was hospitalized on 16 September and died on 17 September. The cause of death was Necrotizing fasciitis, known as the “flesh-eating disease”. “David had problems with his legs for years and had fluid in them. We recently moved the house to a front and back property on Tuesday because he was struggling with stairs. He shot his legs several times during the move and cut one while moving the boxes from the house to the car,” Margaret told the Record. “We were taken to the hospital for pain: Doctors said David’s condition worsened and he would not survive. They could have operated on both legs, but he would not have survived.”
HE HELPED EVERYONE
Paying homage to her husband, Margaret told the Daily Record: “David was very well known here and if anyone needed help he would be the first to offer. He was looking forward to having a garden and being able to do pottery at his own pace. We loved growing our own produce.”
WHAT IS MEAT EATING BACTERIA?
Another name for Necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) is a flesh-eating bacterial disease. Cellulite is similarly transmitted through cracks, cuts, insect bites and crevices. The bacteria that cause the disease are usually group A Streptococcus bacteria. Bacteria are not the only risk factor for NF. Smoking and alcohol use, long-term consumption of certain corticosteroids, and chronic heart disease may also pose a risk. Diabetes has been reported in 60% of patients in the literature.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR MEAT Eating Bacteria?
This infection requires a very serious and prompt medical intervention. The first intervention that comes to the mind of doctors is surgery or administering antibiotics. Since it is an infection that spreads very quickly, intervention should be done immediately. If necessary, the patient is taken to emergency surgery. Doctors may also give antibiotics intravenously beforehand.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MEAT Eating Bacteria?
The first symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis often do not seem serious. There may be warmth, redness on the skin, and the person may feel severe pain as if the muscle or ligaments in the area have been injured. Sometimes, there may even be flu-like symptoms such as sore throat and malaise. In the next stage, a small, painful and red lump may develop on the skin, but this developing red lump grows rapidly. The pain gets worse, and the redness in the affected area quickly expands. Fluid and pus may leak from the infected area, or the area may become discolored. Different skin lesions such as blisters, bumps, blackheads, ulcers can be seen. Pain in the early stages of infection is much worse than the appearance of the lesion. There is pain that is disproportionate to the size of the wound, which may resemble a torn muscle pain. Other symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis may include:
- General body aches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased urinary frequency
- Rapidly expanding redness at the site of infection
- If the infection continues, the following symptoms may occur in the next stage:
- Dehydration (Fluid deficit in the body)
- rapid heartbeat
- low blood pressure
- dark, purple-colored skin