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  1. City Digest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Man loses right hand to flesh-eating disease A 74-year-old man had his right hand amputated at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam after it became infected with the flesh-eating disease ... the amputation on the same day. The patient was in stable condition last night. Tests found the pathogen Vibrio vulnificus present in his tissue. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Fact file: Necrotising fasciitis

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and October.There have been 11 cases so far this year. It is treated by intravenous antibiotics followed by surgery and, in some cases, amputation. The Health Department urges the public to avoid exposing ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - MEDICAL

    Couple's happy reunion cut short by killer disease

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... On Sunday doctors warned his employer, who asked not to be named, that this particular strain of bacteria seemed resistant to antibiotics and the only thing left was amputation, but the bacteria might already have spread throughout his bloodstream and it might be too late. Ronald never regained consciousness and despite his leg being amputated at the hip in a second operation on Sunday, ...

  4. Flesh-eating disease kills 74-year-old man

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 23 days, while two-thirds of them, or 27, required intensive care. Half had to have limbs amputated. The centre found patients whose legs were affected were more likely to develop ...

  5. Another man ill with flesh-eating disease

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... condition in Caritas Medical Centre after being admitted on June 19 for the infection. Surgeons had operated to amputate his left leg below the knee. The centre reminded people to avoid exposing ...



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