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Mom misdiagnosed with flu battles dangerous flesh-eating virus

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Christin Lipinski

(NEW YORK POST) – An Arizona woman who was misdiagnosed with the flu is battling a dangerous flesh-eating virus, according to reports.

The wrong diagnosis cost Christin Lipinski crucial time treating what turned out to be a highly aggressive form of necrotizing fasciitis, according to news station KNXV.

The Litchfield Park mom was treated on Jan. 11 for achiness that health professionals determined was a symptom of influenza.

When the pain worsened, Lipinski visited a local trauma center where she learned that she was sick with the life-threatening disease, KNXV reported.

“Due to the time that had lapsed caused by the misdiagnoses, the bacterial infection developed into a highly aggressive form of necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria), a very rare and destructive disease with a mortality rate of 30% and higher,” according to a GoFundMe page started to raise money for her medical expenses.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported patients suffering from necrotizing fasciitis may experience fever, chills, fatigue and vomiting.

To treat the disease, Lipinski underwent two surgeries to remove 30 percent of infected tissue on her body.

The mom of three is hospitalized in stable but critical condition, according to the GoFundMe page.

“Christin faces a very long road to recovery ahead with numerous skin graft surgeries, reconstructive surgeries and physical therapy,” the GoFundMe page said.

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One comment

  1. The pandemic is close. You could deal with the flu with my help. But these prejudices have done their job. I am Russian. You could, with the power of my blood, create the most potent cure for influenza in the world. Immunity at me is stronger in 2 times. I am Muslim. 1) In summer, I washed my ablutions 2 times a day in ice, artesian water, and now 3 times a day in icy water from a tap. I live 2-storeyed single-domain domain 2) I drink 3 to 5 liters of water a day due to illness. 3) Nutrition and healthy drinking. 4) I do not work therefore calm. On the advice of a local immunologist made 2 immunograms (a blood test). There, all indicators are exceeded. The deputy head of the health department of the city of Almetyevsk confirmed that I have very strong immunity and the local immunologist also confirmed. It remains to receive a confirmation from the 33 polyclinics. The head of the speedcenter saw my analyzes surprised and with the joy of Dalva permission to re-analysis. But I'm in a hurry. Disabled 2groups since childhood for 2 rare internal incurable diseases, 1) diabetes insipidus for this disease for 36 years I take medication adiuretin. For this disease I can drink 20 liters a day. nNo taking medicine I drink from 3 to 5 liters of water per day 2 olivopontocebrial degeneration with otrophy created. For this disease I'm in a hurry. Because of the shakiness of penetration and double vision in the eyes I can get under the car. Due to the uncontrolled allocation of saliva constantly pressurized. I want to create the most powerful medicine for influenza in the world.

    Please inform me upon receipt.


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