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Woman recovers miraculously after flesh-eating bacteria
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Tamika Compton, 25, poses for a portrait on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Compton was diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria last September and has since healed after receiving skin grafts and surgeries. - photo by Erin O. Smith
It all started with a pain in her elbow. “I brushed it off, went to work, and then it got progressively worse the next day,” said Tamika Compton of Flowery Branch, who was diagnosed with a form of necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, in her right arm last September. Today, Compton, is healthy, happy and back at work with nearly full use of her arm.