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Arizona woman hospitalized after being diagnosed with flesh-eating disease

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      VALLEY Woman fighting flesh-eating bacteria infection "It felt like a horrible dream that you can't wake up from" her husband said
Patty Aguilar | 23 January, 2018, 09:51

Christin Lipinski was diagnosed with the flu on January 11 and was then taken to a local trauma center after experiencing unbearable pain in her underarm, according to ABC15.

Two days later, she was rushed into surgery to save her life from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection that has claimed 30 percent of her body.

But they add that the flu does weaken your immune system. making you more vulnerable to other infections.

This progression is more common than one might think. Frank LoVecchio, an emergency room physician with Banner Health.

Nathan Lipinski is talking about Necrotizing Fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria. She remains in critical but stable condition. Most commonly, people get necrotizing fasciitis when the bacteria enter the body through a break in the skin, the CDC said.

Lipinski underwent seven surgeries to try to stop her infection, according to her GoFundMe page.

"Christin faces a very long road to recovery ahead with numerous skin graft surgeries, reconstructive surgeries, and physical therapy", the page reads. All donated funds will supplement Lipinski's medical expenses, which her insurance never covered. As of Sunday afternoon, $2,500 had been raised of the $10,000 goal.

Due to the current circumstances, it's unknown when Lipinski will be able to return to work, the GoFundMe page said. Fever chills, vomiting, ulcers, blisters black spots, and fatigue are all symptoms associated with the disease. After she was admitted to the hospital a biopsy was done of the area and she was diagnosed with the flesh-eating bacteria.

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