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

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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