Quote: Originally Posted by MHz
infection of his whole body.
The doctors at the ICU were shocked (to say the least) at the extend of the puss in/around his spine that was removed in two surgeries would suggest a long term infection that predates the few pimples on his face. The infection that was always relayed is he lived in a house with a hidden mold problem between the age of 10-24 and after moving out his health continued to deteriorate and despite many attempts at finding a family doctor the clinics were not of any use at looking at the previous years as having long lasting effects
(and the need for a family doctor, the Clinic itself provides that service and health insurance is the one funding the business. Used car salesmen are not the slickest crooks compared to what big pharma can muster)
It may be extensive infection, but it can't be infection of his whole body!
If infection reaches the blood stream it will be toxic condition: the septicemia
. If it reaches the meninges: it will be the meningitis
then the encephalitis
. (The white in the cranial cavity in the diagram below)
Anyhow, such extensive infection: how did it reach to such extent? This may be the personal neglect, or the fear from using the antibiotics.
In the West: America and Europe, there may be the exaggerated precaution of the use of the Antibiotics
While here locally in our Eastern countries, specially in Iraq for e.g., the doctor will rush to use the most potent antibiotics (because he does not trust the surrounding environment.)
So if antibiotics had been early used in this case, it might not have deteriorated to such extent.
(This of course may be due to personal neglect on the part of the patient himself or the medical staff were not alert to his condition; for many conditions cannot be detected so early.)
In this case it seems the tissues surrounding the vertebral column: may provide some sort of restricting the infection and pus outside the peritoneal and pleural cavities
.. so that such infection did not reach the peritoneum which will lead to the fatal peritonitis
and the serious pleurisy
. (the red in the diagram below)
God is the All-Knowing.
Last edited by selfsame; Apr 9th, 2017 at 05:28 AM..