British woman almost dies because of 13-year-old mosquito bites (PHOTOS)

December 28, 2022  20:14

A woman from the British county of Essex miraculously survived and almost lost her legs after a mosquito bite, which happened 13 years ago. This is reported by The Mirror.

The problem Georgie Austin, who is now 40, started in 2009 when she was bitten by mosquitoes. The bites took a long time to heal, and the woman began to suspect she was suffering from gangrenous pyoderma - a rare skin disease that can develop due to iron deficiency in the body and leads to the appearance of unpleasant ulcers.

MyCollages.jpg (159 KB)

The rare skin condition was diagnosed two years after symptoms appeared. By then, the sores covered both of Austin's legs. Her condition worsened to the point where she couldn't go to work.

In May 2022, Austin was hospitalized for sepsis. At first doctors did not rule out that she would have to have her legs amputated, but extreme measures were not necessary. Gradually the woman began to recover, and after her discharge from the hospital her body ulcers began to heal. Eventually her health improved to the point where she was able to celebrate Christmas for the first time in a long time.

The British woman advised anyone suffering from wounds to seek medical attention immediately.

0_SWNS_LEG_INFECTION_003.jpg (41 KB)

Follow Medicine on Facebook and Twitter

  • Related News
  • Video
  • Event calendar
  • Archive
  • Most read
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Poll
Are you aware that in 2027 medical insurance will become mandatory for all Armenian citizens?
I’m aware, and I'm in favor
I’m not aware, and I'm against
I'm aware, but I'm still undecided
I'm not aware, but in principle I'm in favor
I'm not aware, but in principle I'm against
It doesn't matter to me