Delhi gangrape: Infection spreads in victim's body

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New Delhi, Dec 24: The 23-year-old medical student, who was brutally gangraped in a moving bus in south Delhi a week ago, went through another surgery on Sunday. The doctors attending her were worried about the spreading infection in her body.

Earlier in the morning, specialists from the AIIMS and GB Pant Hospital advised ultrasound and CT Scan examinations that showed fluid accumulation. The blood tests confirmed sepsis and the infected fluid was drained off the victim's stomach. Sepsis occurs when a body makes severe response to bacteria or other germs. It is suspected that the iron rod, which was used to brutally assault the woman, had caused the life-threatening infection.

Sources at Safdarjung Hospital, where the woman is admitted, said the latter had complained of pain and respiratory problems, which doctors suspected to be caused by sepsis. Another senior doctor said infection remained a serious concern from the very first day, adding the next eight to 10 days were very critical for the patient. She was, however, speaking and communicating, it was learnt.

Medical reports said while the girl's pulse rate, urine output and other parameters were under control, the bilirubin had gone up very high, hence indicating the infection. The sharp fall in the victim's platelet count was another concern for the doctors.

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