Deadly Inflammation, But No Sign of Infection

16 February 2010

For Science‘s news site, I reported on new research giving an explanation for a long-standing medical mystery:

…A man arrives in a hospital emergency room with a broken leg, and 2 days later he’s burning with fever and his lungs are so badly inflamed that he needs a ventilator to breathe. It’s as if he’s fighting off a serious bacterial infection—yet he has no open wounds.

Keep reading at Science.

(Image credit: Wonderlane via Wikimedia Commons.)

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