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Awareness with what our body is trying to tell us is indeed important; our bodies have its own way of telling us that there's something wrong. All we have to do is listen and act immediately.

A teenage girl almost died after developing a freak disease upon having her braces tightened.

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A week after visiting the dentist, 15 year-old, Leah Kitchen complained of a high temperature, chills, headache, joint pain and muscle pain wherein doctors would usually advise as flu.

However her mother, Andrea Kitchen, became very worried when her daughter acted confused and forgetful which prompted her to take Leah to the hospital suspecting a meningitis.


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After conducting numerous tests, it was found out that Leah was suffering from an infection, known as endocarditis, causing her to endure two mini strokes. It may have been due to a piece of metal from her braces, that have entered the teenager's heart.

The hospital initially thought it was just flu but as to her mother's testimony about her forgetfulness and confusion; the doctors immediately conducted tests speculating it is meningitis. Only to find out that her C-reactive protein was above normal which indicates an inflammation. Further examining her they conducted an MRI and found out that there was an infection by her spine to her brain which meant she had two mini-strokes.

Metal Braces Inside Girls Heart/Daily Mail

Also, they found a vegetation on her heart from the metal of the braces, indeed sharp that it jumped to her brain causing the forgetfulness and confusion.

With this, she was forced to undergo an open-heart surgery, which lasted for five-and-a-half hours.

Despite the permission to go home and 90% back to normal; she's still required to have regular check-ups for eternity.

For those who has braces, tattoos and piercings; it is always best to consult your doctor if there are sudden changes to your body after performing any procedure to you.


Source: Daily Mail
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