Sore Throat Leads to Medical Nightmare as Boy’s Legs Amputated, Hands ‘Mummified’

A harrowing medical nightmare afflicted Mason Jones, a 16-year-old from West Virginia whose life took a dramatic turn in April 2023 after a sore throat evolved into severe sepsis leading to the amputation of both his hands and his feet.
The Daily Mail reported that after 24 hours of being diagnosed with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, a rare but serious bacterial infection that leads to strep throat, Mason went into organ failure and sepsis — known as the “silent killer” — and doctors gave him a one percent chance of survival.
Sepsis is a critical condition triggered by the body’s extreme response to an infection, leading to widespread inflammation and the potential for organ failure.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis annually, and …

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