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Woman forced to have toes amputated after picking up bone-eating infection from Thai fish pedicure

Woman forced to have toes amputated after picking up bone-eating infection from Thai fish pedicure

A woman had to have the toes on her right foot amputated after she got an infection while getting a Thai fish pedicure which started eating away her bones. Victoria Curthoys decided to try out the fish pedicure which is a very popular method of removing dead skin from the feet but ended up paying a huge price.

Despite multiple tests and hospital visits, Victoria was informed that she had contracted an infection in her foot which was eating away at her bones. Eventually, she had to have all the toes on her right foot amputated in order to prevent the water-borne infection from spreading any further. 

(Source: YouTube)
(Source: YouTube)

The Australian native from Perth had initially picked up the infection in the year 2006 after she stepped on broken glass. The doctors were forced to amputate half of her toe to stop the disease from spreading and she eventually recovered. Around four years later in the year 2010, she went for a holiday to Thailand where she decided to have a fish pedicure. 

Unfortunately for Victoria, the water in the tank that she used was infected with a waterborne disease that entered her body through her earlier surgery wounds. When she returned home, she started suffering from fevers and sickness. The doctors diagnosed her with a bone infection known as osteomyelitis. 

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