Perth woman’s horror after visit to Thai fish spa left her foot with flesh-rotting infection that required her toes to be amputated

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Woman’s horror after visit to Thai fish spa left her foot with flesh-rotting infection that required her toes to be amputated

Victoria Curthoys, 29, caught a dangerous infection that seeped into old surgery wounds during a fish foot spa treatment in Thailand

By Corey Charlton

 

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Victoria Curthoys, 29, caught an infection at a fish foot spa in Thailand//VICTORIA CURTHOYS / MDWFEATURES

 

A WOMAN'S indulgent Thai holiday spa turned into a living nightmare when an infected fish tank led to all five toes being amputated on her right foot.

 

Property manager Victoria Curthoys, 29, initially received an infection in her big toe after treading on glass, resulting in doctors amputating half of her toe to kill the infection. Four years later, while on holiday in Thailand in 2010, Victoria used one of the ever-popular fish spas whereby small freshwater fish feed off and remove the foot’s dead skin.

 

The treatment gave Victoria, from Perth, Australia, another infection to the bone of her big toe with a water-borne bug only found in Thailand, which had seeped through her prior surgery wounds.

 

Full story: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/health-news/7247968/thailand-fish-spa-infection-skin-toes-amputated/

 

-- The SUN 2018-2018-09-14

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