Teenager left with 'no face' after routine dental work

Author: Whistle Blower

Teenage girl's face is destroyed by a flesh-eating bug from routine dental work to remove one of her teeth A teenager has been left with 'no face' after catching a flesh-eating bacteria from routine dental work, it is claimed. Suth Ret, 18, developed necrotising fasciitis following a minor procedure in December to have one of her teeth removed. PHOTO: Suth Ret, 18, from Cambodia, developed necrotising fasciitis following a minor procedure to have her tooth removed Having not had her wound treated quickly enough, bacteria that existed in her throat found its way into her bloodstream. And this meant the bug started to ravage her, eroding away the skin on right side of her skull and leaving her with 'no face'. Last week she was rushed to hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, weighing just 5st 9lbs (38kg). She continues to fight for her life, with doctors trying to halt the condition from spreading across her face. PHOTO: Having not had her wound treated quickly enough, bacteria that existed in her throat found its way into her bloodstream Canadian expat Yulia Khouri, who lives in the same village as Suth, has called for international help and funds to cover medical costs.

They came into contact with each other through a local man who posted photos online and asked for help. Yulia, originally from Toronto, said: 'Once I saw her there was nothing else I could do but help. 'She has been fully aware, fully conscious through all of this but she doesn't know the extent of the damage to her face. 'I cannot imagine the levels of pain she has gone through. It's not like she is sick, or has cancer or some disease. 'She was 100 per cent healthy three months ago. She was just sneezing and now she has no face.' Suth has been visited by a German team of facial reconstruction surgeons and a Malaysian surgeon with 40 years of experience.

Yulia added: 'It's a race against time but she is stable. We are looking to raise money to assist with her recovery.' According to the NHS, the bacteria that cause the infection already live in various places in the body. PHOTO: Last week she was rushed to hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, weighing just 5st 9lbs (38kg) (picture before the dental work) Despite not usually causing any problems, they can, in rare cases, lead to the deadly condition through the bloodstream or a wound. WHAT IS NECROTISING FASCIITIS? Necrotising fasciitis is most commonly caused by an infection with group A Streptococcus. Those infections normally last just a few days - they are mild and typically clear themselves up. But in some unusual cases it can develop into necrotising fasciitis. They infect flat layers of a membrane known as the fascia, which are connective bands of tissue that surround muscles, nerves, fat, and blood vessels. The infection also damages the tissues next to the fascia.

Sometimes toxins made by these bacteria destroy the tissue they infect, causing it to die. When this happens, the infection is very serious and can result in loss of limbs or death. PHOTO: Suth has been visited by a German team of facial reconstruction surgeons and a Malaysian surgeon with 40 years of experience (pictured being treated.

Teenager left with 'no face' after routine dental work

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