Another possible case of flesh-eating disease — triggered by a powerful street drug — has cropped up in the Chicago area.
A doctor in McHenry County says a heroin user he treated for large lesions might have injected the drug Krokodil.
In recents weeks, five people have checked into a Joliet hospital with symptoms of the flesh eating disease from taking Krokodil.
The drug is made from gasoline, paint thinner and butane and is considered a cheap alternative to heroin.
Emergency room doctors say once a person starts using Krokodil, they’re not expected to live past two years.