Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Disease)


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Comment from: Kndkcook, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 16

My husband came down with necrotizing fasciitis on 12/19/18. He died on 12/21/18. The emergency room used x-ray and ultrasound to identify it. He had no open wounds. They ran CBC, chemical panels and took blood cultures. His blood pressure dropped too low for his kidneys to work. He developed a blockage in his heart. They put him on medications to raise his pressure and put him in a coma, on a respirator, removed the blockage and tried dialysis. On 12/21/18 they had me stop life support and he died 2 hours later.

Comment from: zippy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 28

Here is a quick medical history. I have celiac disease (controlled by gluten-free diet). I have Sjogren’s which is almost unbearable, dryness of eyes, mouth, throat, and I think my salivary glands and sweat glands are infected. I have fibromyalgia, anemia, low bone density, joint and muscle pain, etc. I am on pain management medications. I recently was cured of breast cancer by lumpectomy and radiation. I can't tolerate letrozole so my oncologist started me on IVIG. After the 3rd IV treatment I developed red circular rash (looks like targets). My dermatologist told me it was just sun damage! My oncologist told me to go see a dermatologist! My primary doctor finally believes I have contracted some kind of zoonosis (worms) and gave me ivermectin 5 days ago. It actually is affecting my skin and inside my whole body. I know all of this sounds extreme but I have autoimmune disease and have low IgG, IgM and worsening anemia. I wonder if I have flesh eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis.


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