TN: Teen’s hands, feet amputated after “flu-like symptoms”

Source: Fox News

“A Tennessee family recently had to make the difficult decision to amputate their 14-year-old son’s hands and feet to save his life after what started as ‘flu-like symptoms’ in mid-June. Mathias Uribe visited a doctor for treatment twice after he began experiencing symptoms, and on June 30, he was transferred to an emergency room when ‘his heart stopped’ and he ‘went into cardiac arrest,’ his family wrote in a GoFundMe description titled ‘#MiracleForMathias.’ ‘He needed life-saving support and was flown to two different hospitals. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome,’ the family wrote. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) as ‘a rare, but serious bacterial infection’ that typically begins with flu-like symptoms.” (09/13/23)