14/08/2014 16:48 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Overweight Teenager Georgia Davis Fighting For Her Life In Hospital

Britain's fattest teen Georgia Davis fighting for life in hospital

Britain's fattest teenager Georgia Davis is fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a dangerous skin infection.

We reported last week that the 20-year-old – who weighs 46 stone - was admitted to the hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, on Friday suffering with the skin infection cellulitis.

She is said to be drifting in and out of consciousness on a resuscitation ward, and requires assistance to breathe.

Georgia, who re-gained 4st of the 16st she lost in a nine month hospital stay, is said to be seriously ill, and requiring help with her breathing after cellulitis spread around her body

Stepdad Arthur Treloar, 73, told The Sun: "We've been told it's bad - really serious. She was put on the ward on Friday and now she's having to be helped to breathe. We've been told she might not make it."

Georgia contracted cellulitis, a skin infection which can lead to septicemia if untreated, in her leg, which left her unable to leave her armchair.

The infection, which is caused by bacteria entering the skin through a cut or abrasion, worsened and spread around her body.

Obese people are at increased risk of cellulitis due to skin breaking and becoming thin at fat folds and decreased circulation which allows the bacteria to enter and spread.

If the infection enters the blood stream it can cause sepsis and become life threatening.