Woman Falls Off Bike, Gets Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Doctors manage to avoid amputating college student's leg
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 11, 2014 3:24 PM CDT
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(Newser) – It seemed like a minor cut. Kylie Marble and her grandfather were playing "bike tag" on a paved trail near Portland, Ore., when she fell off and cut her knee. The 21-year-old went to the hospital, got it stitched up, and thought that was the end of it … until that night when her thigh started to swell up. She woke up in the hospital a week later, discovering that she'd been sedated after doctors discovered that she'd contracted a rare flesh-eating bacteria known as Clostridium perfringens, or CP, WJBF 6 reports.

For a while, doctors thought they would have to amputate Marble's leg in order to save her life. But after multiple operations in two hospitals, Marble is recovering—she even managed to walk eight feet one recent morning, the Portland Tribune reports. "I'll be able to walk again," she predicts, "but I'll probably walk a little funny." Marble still has to undergo skin grafts, but her recovery is "a miracle," her mother says. "Not just one miracle, but a whole bunch of them." A gofundme campaign to finance Marble's recovery has so far raised just shy of $5,000. (Click to read about another young woman who contracted flesh-eating bacteria after a seemingly minor accident.)

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Remy Bourreau
Jul 12, 2014 4:26 PM CDT
I'll bet you dimes to dollars she caught the infection in the hospital where she received the treatment. That's because we now have millions of filthy Third Worlders working every day in our hospitals nationwide. These parasites are nothing but vectors of all kinds of deadly diseases incubated in their own native $hitholes!
hondo66
Jul 12, 2014 3:39 PM CDT
Regarding the D3 level in her blood, it appears that people with very low levels (<15) seem to be much more likely to suffer from ALL types of infections. The medical field is awakening to the importance of D3 and have reevaluated study after study where the D3 levels were considered inconsequential. In many cases, the D3 level was of more importance then the medications being tested. Look at ' Grassroots Health D3 Study'. There is so much supporting info that it will open your eyes to D3 importance. Here it is- look at the charts- this is not 'snakeoil' or the Vitamin C Fad/scam. http://www.grassrootshealth.net/documentation
VladT
Jul 12, 2014 8:59 AM CDT
My best of luck to this girl and her family. Sadly, the rest of Newser wishes for doctors to be broke, hospitals to be sued, theorize in conspiracies, and peddle snake oils. Sincerely, -A Newser User (hey, that rhymes) who tries to stay on topic