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January 23, 2009

Mariana Bridi da Costa

Mariana Bridi da Costa is a twenty-year-old Brazilian model who has participated in Miss World Brazil.

Mariana is currently fighting for her life after she was misdiagnosed with kidney stones.  By the time she was correctly diagnosed with a severe urinary tract infection she was also suffering from septicemia.  This resulted in the amputation of her hands and feet.  Things have worsened and due to internal bleeding Mariana has had to have her stomach removed.

Mariana has had success in modeling competition, coming fourth in Miss World Brazil in 2007 and 2008.  She also came fourth in the 2007 Face of the Universe competition.  In 2008 she won the best body at Miss Bikini International.

Mariana's family and friends are urging people to pray for Mariana's survival, "Mariana is a warrior and will win this battle." 

UPDATE  Unfortunately Mariana lost her fight for life on 24th January.

Model loses hand, feet to infection
The Australian, Australia
A 20-YEAR-OLD model who was a finalist to represent Brazil in the Miss World contest has had her hands and feet amputated after contracting a severe urinary ...

Doctors amputate Miss World model's hands, feet
CNN International
The family of a 20-year-old Brazilian model who is fighting for her life after having her hands and feet amputated have urged her supporters around ...

Beauty Loses Both Hands And Feet
Sky News, UK
A Brazilian model has had both hands and feet amputated after suffering a severe urinary infection. Mariana Bridi da Costa remains seriously ill following ...

Mariana Bridi da Costa appeals for rare blood after amputations
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia
THE boyfriend of tragic Miss World finalist Mariana Bridi da Costa has spoken out as officials appeal for public help to save her life. ...

Brazilian model's hands, feet amputated
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand
Mariana Bridi da Costa has had her hands and feet amputated after contracting a severe urinary virus. A beauty queen has reportedly had ...

MARIANA BRIDI DA COSTA After Amputation, Miss Brazil Bridi Is Critical
Javno.hr, Croatia
A misdiagnosis, septicaemia, hands and feet amputation – as if this was not enough, Mariana is fighting for her life. After she had her limbs amputated, ...

Brazilian Beauty Queen Battles Blood Infection After Hands, Feet ...
A Brazilian beauty queen and model is still fighting for her life at a hospital in Brazil even after doctors had amputated her hands and ...

Brazilian Model Loses Hands, Feet After Urinary Infection
TheDenverChannel.com, CO
Mariana Bridi da Costa, 20, remained in serous condition Thursday after surgeons in Brazil were forced to amputate her limbs in two operations when ...

Mariana Bridi Photo: Miss World Finalist Hands, Feet Amputated
Post Chronicle
A beautiful Brazilian model who is just 20-years-old has had her hands and feet amputated after falling ill with a severe urinary tract ...

Beauty queen’s hands and feet amputated
RT, Russia
A 20-year-old model who was to represent Brazil in the Miss World contest in New York has had her hands and feet amputated after contracting a severe ...

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i found that en a blog..i hope her family will read this

Quiero recomendarle a la familia y a los medicos el tratamiento que salvo mi vida puesto que yo soy una persona que tambien sufrio la tortura de infectarme con esa orrible bacteria pseudomona, me inyectaron vancomicina y biklin al mismo tiempo cada 6 horas, los comprendo es lo mas horrible que le puede pasar a una persona esa bacteria es fatal, gracias a mi familia y a mi medico hoy sigo viva, mi caso fue despues de la cesara de mi hija y luego me infecto con l abacteria filococo y me hicieron una estereotomia y me volvio a infectar con la pseudomona, y ese fue el tratamiento que salvo mi vida, como me gustaria que este mensaje llegue hasta su familia, el medico esta aqui en Venezuela es un bacteriologo muy muy muy bueno

Posted by: aylyy | Jan 23, 2009 5:26:56 PM

I'd be very careful around hospitals if I were any of you, especially if you are feeling a bit ill. If Ms. da Costa walked in to the hospital to seek treatment on Dec. 30, I doubt she'd be in a state of sepsis by January 3rd unless she got an iatrogenic infection from a multi-drug-resistant Pseudomonas right at the hospital.

Posted by: deleonrikkie | Jan 24, 2009 4:49:36 PM

Someone has not done their job properly. Someone is gonna get sued. How the hell can a 20-year-old die of a urinary tract infection? Is this hospital in the dark ages? What a bunch of dumbasses they must be.

Posted by: Cindy | Jan 31, 2009 9:16:53 AM