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Teen Had Legs And Fingers Amputated After He Ate Leftover Rice And Noodles
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Teen Had Legs And Fingers Amputated After He Ate Leftover Rice And Noodles

He was rushed to the hospital after he experienced abdominal pain and his skin turned purple.

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After eating improperly preserved leftovers, a Massachusetts youngster suffered horrible repercussions. After eating leftover rice, chicken, and lo mein from a restaurant, the anonymous 19-year-old college student was brought to the hospital with multiple organ failure, reports USA Today. Furthermore, The New England Journal of Medicine published a report that said his skin went purple and he felt abdominal pain. The report stated, "Multiple episodes of emesis occurred, with vomitus that was either bilious or red-brown." He was taken to the emergency room by his friend when his health started declining. 

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His condition deteriorated further at the hospital, as he suffered from vomiting, high blood pressure, and irregular breathing. He had contracted meningococcal purpura fulminan illness, also known as Purpura fulminan, an uncommon consequence of septic shock, per Comic Sands. It resulted in a stiff neck, nausea, respiratory failure, shock, and organ failure. Overall, the student had been in good health earlier, despite his frequent drinking and smoking habits. Bacteria causes this illness, which manifests itself with symptoms like rapid fever and vomiting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "10 to 15 in 100 people with meningococcal disease will die." While 1 in 5 people will have a disability after this condition.