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Seattle boy survives flesh-eating bacteria

April 11, 2014

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/seattle-boy-survives-flesh-eating-bacteria/

 

Source - CBS News


A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reports Trey Lauren spent three weeks at Seattle Children's while an aggressive bacteria ate at his leg from the inside. The infection started shortly after Lauren cut his leg with a nail and received six stitches. Five hours later his leg was so swollen it looked like a balloon. An MRI at the hospital determined the infection was eating him alive. The doctors said he was 12 hours away from losing his leg and two days from losing his life.

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