Wow, So This is Depressing

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Mariana Bridi, the 20 year old Brazilian model whose feet and hands were amputated after she developed septicaemia because of a misdiagnosed urinary tract infection, died early Sunday morning when her body finally succumbed to the antibiotic resistant bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, that was ravaging her body. Yikes. AP says:

Bridi had been in the hospital in the city of Serra in Espirito Santo state since Jan. 3. Doctors originally diagnosed her with kidney stones in December, local media said. But as her condition worsened, she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection that spread. The cause of the infection was not immediately known. It reduced the flow of oxygen to her limbs, causing her feet to be amputated last week and her hands this week. Part of Bridi’s stomach was also removed as doctors tried to contain internal bleeding, local media said. Health officials on Friday said Bridi was not breathing on her own and was undergoing hemodialysis at a hospital in the city of Serra.

Holy shit. She got a urinary tract infection and now she looks like something from Hostel? What the hell do the doctors wear in Brazil, bone necklaces? I can’t seem to shake the feeling that one of the treatments they tried was kill ing a goat in a sacrificial stone circle.

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