An unidentified woman reportedly diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating STD ulcers in England.
The woman ages between 15 and 25 infected. Ulcers on genitalia which bleed and may eventually let off a foul smell.
Over time they might grow and, if left for weeks, flesh-eating STD will begin to eat away at healthy bodily tissue. This sexual transmitted disease known as Granuloma Inguinale (donovanosis).
The symptoms appear anywhere between one to 12 weeks after coming into contact with the bacteria. Stages of the disease advanced to genital cancer.
The disease can also lead to complications like permanent genital damage and scarring and irreversible genital swelling due to the scarring.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the flesh-eating STD is very rare in U.S.
The disease is relatively common in tropical areas. Moreover, its occurs in countries like India, Guyana and New Guinea.
However, Donovanosis is treatable with antibiotics but time is of the essence as bacteria poses as a risk factor in the transmission of HIV, according to health officials.
While antibiotic treatment may stop the development of ulcer. Patients are at risk of relapse for 6 to 8 months post-treatment.