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Nose ring blamed for life-threatening infection that ‘killed’ woman’s liver –

Weeks after she had her nose pierced, she started to develop concerning symptoms.



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A tiny stud in a womans nostril is likely to blame for a huge health emergency that sent her to the hospital with liver failure, doctors say.
They believe the nose piercing was the source of a hepatitis B infection that injured her liver, causing brain swelling and other life-threatening complications, ultimately requiring a liver transplant.
If I would have waited another day (to get help), my chances of survival were very, very thin, Dana Smith, 37, who lives in Queens, New York, said.
She was…

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