The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked

Many of us have pets, which we love and believe full-fledged family members. However, not many people know that our pets can be carriers of deadly infectious diseases. It is said that learning from others' mistakes. Read about how the normal game with a dog resulted in the fact that the resident of the US Ohio lost their arms and legs as a result of penetrating into her body a dangerous infection, contained in the saliva of the animal.

The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked

The tragic story of a woman named Mary Trainer began shortly after she and her husband returned home from a vacation in the Caribbean. She was rapidly deteriorating state of health. Due to the symptoms manifested wife initially thought that a woman picked up the flu. She appeared back pain, sudden changes in temperature, nausea. When Marie was a very bad husband took her to the hospital. Doctors began to aggressively treat it with medicines, but the woman's condition is rapidly deteriorating with each passing hour. Moreover, on the face were all signs of sepsis - the total destruction of the body in some pathogens.

Warning: Below the photos are not for the faint of heart.

Doctors decided to put into an artificial coma Marie (drug-induced sleep) to slow the progression of the disease, and took blood samples. It turned out that her body struck by a bacterium kapnotsitofagom. All the time Mary was in an artificial coma, doctors fought for her life. A woman hands and feet turned black, indicating that the development of gangrene (death of tissue cell).

The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked

Surgeons conducted several operations to remove the affected parts, but it did not help. As a result, doctors were forced to stop the spread of the infection and get rid of gangrene only method - to amputate hands and feet. After ten days of sleep medication a woman woke up without the limbs.

When he awoke in the hospital, I did not realize where I am. It was very difficult - to find that they removed my hands and feet. Difficult to accept this - the woman said in an interview with Fox 8.

The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked

How do the bacteria get into the body?

The American lost arms and legs after her dog licked

microscopic bacterium kapnotsitofaga

Doctors believe that kapnotsitofagi bacteria entered the body of Marie from one of her dogs through a small scratch on the arm mistress during regular play with the animals. Science Alert portal with reference to the American scientists reported that these bacteria are found in the saliva of 74 percent of all dogs in the world. They also contain the saliva of cats, but they are passed from person much less frequently. At the same time being in the body of the animal, they do not pose any harm to him.

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The statistics say that cases of serious damage to the body's bacteria kapnotsitofagami that lead to such consequences as Marie, in medical practice revealed very little. About 50 percent of Americans in his life at least once exposed to dog bites. But cases of infections kapnotsitofagami Doctors say only a few dozen. For example, it was reported only about 54 such events from 1972 to 2004. With regard to world statistics, according to one study, only 200 cases of animal bites have been recorded since 1976, which have resulted in infection in humans this bacteria. It is noted that most of the defeat of these bacteria common in the elderly. The reason is that with age, the effectiveness of our immune system is reduced.

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In addition, the elderly thicket give birth to himself pets. Other factors that increase the risk of serious consequences from infection with bacteria called kapnotsitofagami diseases such as HIV and cancer. Also increase the risk of infection intake of medicines and substances (alcohol, smoking), reduce immunity.

How do you get infected infection and how to avoid it?

In the human body kapnotsitofagi bacteria enter through bites, scratches or cuts on the body, as well as mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth. Once in the wound or the mucous membranes, they cause redness at this point that you can not even notice. According to the Centers for Control and Prevention of diseases, as a whole, further symptoms of the body's bacteria kapnotsitofaga look like flu-like symptoms: fever, vomiting, pain in muscles and joints, sudden changes in temperature, aching all over the body. Thus they can not appear immediately, but only after 1-14 days after the bacteria get into the body. In the future, the development of infection can lead to even more serious consequences, up to lethal. Since bacteria often enter through wounds on the hands and feet, as well as bites, doctors are advised to thoroughly wash the place of contact with soap and water. Kissing animals is also not a good idea, doctors say. When observing the deterioration of health due to the manifestation of the doctors advised to immediately go to the hospital the above symptoms.

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