In summer, it’s easy to be bitten by mosquitoes
Especially the baby who is pink and tender
The pimple is very itchy, and many people can’t help but scratch
Not all bumps can be scratched casually
There is a 4-year-old girl in Wuhan who almost lost her life
Hurry up and have a look
Little red bumps didn’t care
Fever reached 39 degrees after scratching the skin
The 4-year-old Wenwen lived in Qingshan. More than 20 days ago, she had a fever for 4 consecutive days and got up. Some red rashes.
On the night of June 5th, when her mother gave Wenwen a bath, she found a small red bump appeared on the inner side of her right leg, and her skin was scratched. But my mother didn't think much about it, thinking it was just a bag left after being bitten by a mosquito.
Wake up the next morning, Wenwen suddenly had a high fever of 39 degrees, and her right thigh was thicker than before. There was a large area of purplish purple, and the red and swollen areas turned black. The parents hurried to hold Wenwen to see a doctor in Wuhan Children's Hospital.
After arriving at the hospital, the chief orthopedic physician Shen Xiantao took out the puncture needle and pierced the blackened part of Wenwen's right leg, but there was no blood oozing out.
Dr. Shen and colleagues are performing surgery. Picture source: Wuhan Radio and Television Station
At this time, Wenwen's mental state is no longer very good, and the surface of her right leg looks red, swollen and black. Dr. Shen judged that this is most likely necrotizing fasciitis, and it is speculated that the local subcutaneous tissue has been completely necrotic.
Wenwen is in danger of spreading infection at any time. In the worst case, it will lead to death from severe septic shock!
Dr. Shen suggested that immediately after ultrasound examination and MRI examination, incision and drainage of the lesion should be performed.
Necrosis of the lower limbs
Only survived after 3 operations
Wenwen’s legs After the purple part was cut open, the doctor found that the fat and fascia had all been necrotic. This confirmed the previous judgment.
The doctor quickly removed the necrotic tissue, installed artificial skin to cover the wound, and sealed drainage with negative pressure 24Hourly flushing, drainage of toxins, not only avoids the pain of dressing change, but also prevents bacterial regeneration.
After surgical debridement and symptomatic anti-infection treatment, Wenwen's condition has been controlled and her life is temporarily out of danger.
At present, Wenwen has performed 3 debridement operations, and will continue to do it several times later.
An ordinary little action
The miserable 9-month-old baby
At the end of 2017, Bao Lele, a 9-month-old male in Xiantao, Hubei Province, was also infected with the bacteria and had to undergo 4 major operations to save his life.The family was almost bankrupt for this.
The cause of that catastrophe is also a small thing, an action that everyone usually does.
At that time, her mother, Ms. Li, found that Lele had two large blisters inexplicably on her thighs. She was worried that the child would scratch it and cause infection. In order to get the blisters to heal as soon as possible, Ms. Li found embroidery needles. The blisters burst.
With this needle going down, the affected area not only did not get better, it also continued to deteriorate, and the baby was crying with piercing pain. Not to mention the high fever of 39 degrees every day, the whole left leg is thicker than before, and the body is always exuding an unpleasant odor.
Checked by Wuhan Children's Hospital, Lelede is necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as sarcophagus infection. The doctor speculated: "It may be caused by infection of the affected area after the blister broke."
The doctor urgently debrided Lele that night and was hospitalized.After more than a month, four major operations were performed before the condition was brought under control.
It is all caused by "meat phagocytic bacteria"
What is "meat phagocytic bacteria"?
Dr. Shen explained that "meatphages" infection often Called necrotizing fasciitis, it is an infection characterized by necrosis of subcutaneous fat and fascia tissue.
This disease has a rapid onset, rapid progress, and a dangerous condition. The early local signs are often hidden and do not attract the patient's attention. However, if it is not removed in time, the lesion will continue to expand, and within a short time, it will develop into toxic shock, multiple organ failure, and even death.
Doctor ShenAccording to the introduction, necrotizing fasciitis is not uncommon among children. The Department of Orthopedics of Wuhan Children's Hospital receives no fewer than 10 cases a year. "When a child develops a rash on his body and redness and swelling on the inner thigh, it is actually a skin reaction caused by toxins released by the bacteria, which is the signal of the disease. Many patients did not pay attention to these signals. The bacteria quietly gnawed under the skin until it was too late. Now."
Except for children, necrotizing fasciitis There are also people who are vulnerable to diabetes, low immunity, malnutrition, old age, intravenous drug use, long-term use of corticosteroids, and chronic skin ulcers. The predisposing factors are skin abrasions, burns, stab wounds, animal or insect bites, etc.
This type of bacteria infection is very fast,Before the symptoms become very obvious, it can cause very serious damage, with a high fatality rate. This disease can occur in various parts of the body, with the limbs being more common, especially the lower limbs; followed by the perineum, neck, face, abdominal wall and back buttocks.
Children mainly focus on the hips and waist, while adults are more common in the abdomen and perineum. In severe cases, the internal tissue of the infected part is completely exposed to the body, and the necrotic part forms a depression, as if it has been "eaten", which is very scary.
See a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms
Children have low immunity and bacterialIt is easier to invade the body through the ulcers of the skin.
Dr. Shen reminded that summer is here, mosquito activities are frequent, children’s outdoor activities are more likely to be bitten, and the chance of infection increases. Once a child has blisters or skin breakage > Parents must not take it lightly, let alone deal with it at will.
Under the premise of ensuring the cleanliness of the affected area, observe the child's condition in real time. Once there is redness, swelling, palpation, or even fever, or a rash on the whole body, seek medical advice in time to avoid delaying the condition and causing serious problems.
The red or swollen skin area spreads rapidly
Severe pain, including the red or swollen skin area outside Pain
Note: If you show up after the injuryFor these symptoms, even if the wound has no skin damage, seek immediate medical attention.
Ulcers, blisters or dark spots on the skin
Changes in skin color
Pus or oozing from the infected area
Diarrhea or nausea
How can we avoid it
Meatphages are very easy to appear on seafood, and most cases involving vibrio are related to seafood.
Fishing, diving, or buying seafood in the market and hurting your hands with seafood can all be infected with carnivorous bacteria, but among the many ways of infection, eating raw oysters has the highest risk.
If you accidentally hurt your hands with the seafood you bought back, don’t handle it at will. This bacteria will erode your muscles.If it is heavy, it may be fatal within 24 hours.
People with weakened immunity, such as diabetic, chronic Patients with kidney disease and liver disease are more likely to be infected.
So, if you hurt your hands while handling seafood, you should rinse the wound with clean water immediately. If it is a small wound, promptly disinfect with iodophor, it has a broad-spectrum bactericidal effect.
If the wound is deep, it can be disinfected with hydrogen peroxide. Pay attention to the changes in the wound. If symptoms of infection occur, such as skin redness, pain, fever, etc., seek medical attention immediately. The most effective prevention method is to properly disinfect and bandage the wound. If the above symptoms occur, you must seek medical attention immediately without delay.
Children’s own immunity is low, and bacteria are more likely to invade children through skin rupture. Once a child has blisters or skin breakage, parents must not take it lightly, let alone deal with it at will.
Under the premise of ensuring the cleanliness of the affected area, observe the child's condition in real time. If there is redness, swelling, or palpation, seek medical attention.
Remind all parents again
When a similar situation occurs to the child
Don't deal with it at will
Be sure to treat it in time!