Re: OT / Brazilian model who lost hands and feet dies
- From: "td" <tinydancer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 01:11:30 -0500
"comadrejo" <comadrejoagua@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article <hiSel.1297$o9.69@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"td" <tinydancer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - One month ago, 20-year-old beauty queen Mariana
Bridi was living the dream of many young Brazilian women, trading her
striking good looks for a modeling career that promised to lift her
out of poverty.
I am guessing that her misdiagnosis was just as deadly as the
bacteria. If she was diagnose with kidney stones, the doctors may have
given her steroids to reduce swelling and inflammation, which would have
just exploded her infection throughout her body. By the time she was in
septic shock, it is was probably too late to do anything.
This was completely avoidable, and I am guessing if the doctor/doctors
had the proper diagnosis, this would had been easily treated without
using top of the line fluoroquinolones.
I think that happens much more often than realized. Steroid usage is so
common, it almost seems like some doctors don't consider the significant
side effect, rendering the body completely susceptible to infection. I
remember when my daughter was little, hearing about another little boy, I
think in Wilmington, dying of chicken pox because he was on steroids for
asthma when he caught chicken pox. I learned all I could about steroid use,
I was reading an autopsy report on a relative, one doctor giving strong
antibiotics, while another doctor is prescribing larger doses of steroids,
and thinking "don't these guys read what each other are prescribing?"
"Don't they *consult*?"
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