Flesh Eating Bacteria

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Neighbor died in hospital on Sunday after surgery was performed to find out what was causing the large patches of purple rapidly spreading up his leg around botocs. After reading about this infection I ask how did this hospital not know it was the flesh eating bacteria infection and started treating him immediately for it. His heart rate was very low before they took him into surgery. He survived surgery to which surgeon told wife after opening him up they then realized what it was. His heart stopped and they couldn't resusitate him. IMO the doctors, nurses and surgeon completely failed him. Any opinions would be welcomed. Also read it can be contagious and family should have been checked. Is this true?

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Verwon Says:

You're missing a lot of details here.

What type was it?

That is, perhaps, the most relevant fact needed. Sometimes, it isn't easy to recognize and this same information is needed to say whether or not it might be contagious.

They may, or may not have failed him, most likely surgery, of some type, would be required to remove the existing necrotic tissue and even the best doctor cannot predict when someone will go into cardiac arrest.

Do you know any other details about his condition?

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