Martin Williams’ left leg doubled in size and turned purple after he contracted cellulitis, likely the result of stepping on a small sea creature at Cheung Sha beach on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams Martin Williams’ left leg doubled in size and turned purple after he contracted cellulitis, likely the result of stepping on a small sea creature at Cheung Sha beach on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams
Martin Williams’ left leg doubled in size and turned purple after he contracted cellulitis, likely the result of stepping on a small sea creature at Cheung Sha beach on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams
Wellness

My cellulitis scare: how a serious bacterial infection was sparked by one wrong step on a Hong Kong beach

  • Martin Williams was playing frisbee with his son on Cheung Sha beach when he felt a prick to the bottom of his left foot, from which he caught cellulitis
  • As his leg doubled in size and turned purple, and he heard his doctor mention flesh-eating disease, his worries grew. But after six days he was able to walk out

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Martin Williams’ left leg doubled in size and turned purple after he contracted cellulitis, likely the result of stepping on a small sea creature at Cheung Sha beach on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams Martin Williams’ left leg doubled in size and turned purple after he contracted cellulitis, likely the result of stepping on a small sea creature at Cheung Sha beach on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams
Martin Williams’ left leg doubled in size and turned purple after he contracted cellulitis, likely the result of stepping on a small sea creature at Cheung Sha beach on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Williams
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