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New SC mom hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria
By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Days after giving birth to twins, a South Carolina mother has been hospitalized for what doctors say is a rare flesh-eating infection.
The development follows the similar affliction of a Georgia graduate student, who lost her left leg and may lose her fingers. But experts say the South Carolina case, though serious, is less severe than the Georgia one and caused by a different bacterium.
Lana Kuykendall, 36, gave birth to healthy twins at an Atlanta hospital last week. When the new family of four returned to their home in Piedmont, the mother — who is also a paramedic — noticed a pain and rash on her left leg.
As the spot began to spread, Kuykendall went to a local hospital, where she has since undergone several surgeries but was improving Thursday.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
If anybody else thinking what I'm think? That she actually picked up this flesh eating disease at the hospital while giving birth?
Originally posted by Manhater
The lady who gave birth to the twins is actually a Paramedic.
Originally posted by SarK0Y
reply to post by BurningSpearess
.luckily powerful antibiotics and quick surgery on my legs (with the bites) saved me from further complications as far as I can tell right now..
Glad 4 ye but seems colony of bacterias are about to improve own skills.