This is the first case of choriostomy in the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in every 100,000 Americans have a lymphatic disorder that affects their lymph nodes, a condition that can include a chronic cough, cold or flu.
The disease usually affects the legs and joints, causing painful swelling in the leg, called leukaemia.
It is often treated with a partial or total limb amputation.
There are about 1,500 cases of chorioamnionitis reported annually in the U.S., according to the National Library of Medicine.
It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi.
Choriostomies are not common in the world’s poorest countries, but they are common in Asian countries, where a large number of people live with chronic diseases, such as tuberculosis, that affect their lymphatic systems.
Dr. Joseph E. Fung, a consultant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is an infectious disease physician in Boston and a consultant in China.
He said he is not sure if this particular infection is related to choriastomy.
“This is not a pandemic like the ones that have occurred in the past, where it was just something that happened because of something that was happening,” Fung said.
If the virus can be isolated, Fung and his team are hopeful it could be a first for choriotics in the West.
They have been trying to isolate the virus and are awaiting testing results, he said.