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[–] belrial 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If the infection gets bad enough it can go into sepsis. Since the skin has been radically compromised by the acid even a steady flow of anti-biotics may not be enough to keep up.

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[–] neogag 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I noticed a lot of doctors nowadays kind of give up after 1-2 half-assed attempts at treating something. Like "The tests show it's not working. I guess it's a very severe infection." at which point they kind of coast until the patient dies or recovers just enough "on paper" to be sent home.