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Meningitis: "My daughter had to be amputated"

2022-06-29T09:26:50.944Z

TESTIMONY - Rare and little known, this bacterial infection can lead to amputations or even death in just a few hours. Recently, a vaccine has been recommended and reimbursed.



It's an episode that, three years later, is still extremely painful for Mélanie to talk about.

My daughter was discharged from the hospital with two legs missing and her fingers on her right hand missing.

At first, I blamed myself a lot, I told myself that I hadn't been able to protect her.

But with hindsight, I realized that if I hadn't had the reflex to call for help, she would have died

, ”says this mother residing in the north of France.

One morning in July 2019, her daughter Luana, then 7.5 months old, simply had a fever.

So far, nothing out of the ordinary for a baby this age.

Impossible to imagine that a handful of hours later, the baby – in good health by the way – will be admitted to intensive care.

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As the day progressed, his condition deteriorated.

She continued to play, but the fever kept rising despite the Doliprane.

At one point, I picked her up, she was very soft, like a rag doll

,” recalls Mélanie.

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Source: lefigaro

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