Jackson has flesh-eating disorder
Michael Jackson is suffering from MRSA skin disease. He has been receiving antibiotics through drip and the disease has apparently spread throughout his body.health and fitness Updated: Feb 12, 2009 19:29 IST
Pop star Michael Jackson is suffering from MRSA skin disease, which could eat his flesh.
According to thesun.co.uk, Jackson has been receiving antibiotics through drip and the disease has apparently spread throughout his body. He might have contracted the infection after plastic surgery on his nose.
Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, who has seen photos of Jackson, said: "It is possible that Jackson has a staph infection or MRSA. This is called a 'super-infection' because it is resistant to conventional antibiotics. It does look like his skin is red and inflamed and has become infected.
"Staph infection or MRSA is extremely worrying because it is an aggressive infection that is resistant to most conventional antibiotics. In some worse cases, surgeons will have to remove the infected tissue if it dies - leaving the patient needing major reconstructive surgery. It is particularly worrying if it is on the face."
Jackson was seen visiting the clinic twice in a week.
"The disease is resistant to conventional antibiotics, so he has been visiting a clinic to get antibiotics via an IV drip. The infection has spread throughout his face and body and is being aggressively treated by doctors. There's a chance it could turn into a flesh-eating disorder where it begins to kill off his skin so he's being very carefully monitored," a source said
First Published: Feb 12, 2009 19:22 IST