TAMPA, Fla. -- Dwayne Scranton ignored the minor scrape on his knee, the result of a stumble in his home in early February.
Two days later, the redness and swelling had spread up and down his leg and the pain was intense. But Scranton, a devoted football fan, wanted to see the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 before going to the doctor.
Then he developed a high fever and started hallucinating. His girlfriend, a licensed practical nurse, realized he was in no shape to know what he needed.