20 Year Old Model Dies Of Bacterial Infection

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Very sad news: Mariana Bridi da Costa, a 20-year-old Brazilian model who recently had to have her feet and hands amputated after an contracting septicemia, a blood condition triggered by bacterial infection, has died. [CNN]

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I have been hospitalized with a UTI (it isn't reallyu called a UTI anymore once it moves into your kidneys and blood)and it is absolutely terrible. Like, pass out from the kidney pain, bite/swallow your tongue terrible. Antibiotics could have cured this, which is the really sad part. To go septic takes a long time, it is really disgraceful that her doctors were so inept. Seriously all they had to do when she initially went in was look at her white blood cell count and begin antibiotics. Horrible.