Crystal Spencer has lost her battle with the flesh-eating bacteria necrotizing fasciitis, the same bacteria that a Georgia woman survived.
Spencer, 33, from Michigan had been in the hospital for the past month battling the bacteria and died this past weekend, according to Detroit Free Press.
Doctors told Fox News that Spencer, who is also a diabetic, may have died from a blod clot. However, ABC 7 News reports it is not clear whether the flesh-eating bacteria or diabetes complications were actually the cause of death.
It was reported that Spencer may have contracted the deadly bacteria while having a procedure done at a hospital.
Surgeons had removed an area the size of a watermelon from Spencer’s body because of the bacteria.
Last month Spencer’s husband said, “They only give her a 20 to 30 percent chance to pull out of this, not even to make this. The surgeon keeps going in and cleaning it and cleaning it. But they’re saying it could go either way.”
Aimee Copeland, 24, suffered the same bacteria and was released from a Georgia hospital, just days after Spencer entered a Detroit hospital. Copeland is at a rehab facility and is reportedly doing well.