At first, Keith Quinlan felt like it was a bad case of the flu. But as the New Jersey firefighter's body fell into septic shock, it became clear he faced something much more dire. His family gathered around him, fearing the worst. Local firefighters stood vigil over their stricken comrade. Finally, EVMS critical care specialists identified the rare infection attacking him. Today, he's back home, savoring the life he nearly lost.
Paul E. Marik, MD EVMS Pulmonary Medicine