- The 31-year-old has cancelled her appearances to promote her new book
- Being treated with IV antibiotics
- Pregnant Kim ordered to stay away in case she catches infection
- Kris’ father died of staph infection back in 1975
Khloe Kardashian’s family are ‘freaking out’ over her staph diagnosis – because Kris Jenner’s father died from the bacterial infection.
The reality star is being treated with intravenous antibiotics and has cancelled her book tour after picking up the hospital-borne infection.
Khloe’s grandfather Robert Houghton died of a staph infection that he picked up after a car crash back in 1975.
Her daughter’s diagnosis has sent Kris ‘into a panic’ and left her ‘freaked out’, Kardashian sources tell TMZ.
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Ill: Khloe Kardashian (pictured last week) has cancelled public appearances after contracting a staph infection
Khloe cancelled her book tour on Wednesday to undergo a series of tests after falling ill – and initially blaming her symptoms on stress.
Now it has emerged that the 31-year-old reality star contracted the serious infection during the weeks spent in hospital tending to NBA star Lamar Odom.
She has a lesion on her leg which became painful and she later developed other symptoms including a high fever and swollen glands, TMZ reports. Khloe has been given a course in antibiotics.
While doctors are optomistic about Khloe’s chance of a full recovery, they have banned her heavily pregnant sister Kim from visiting – in case she picks up the infection.
Busy schedule: Khloe has been doing almost daily in-store appearances to promote Strong Looks Better Naked as well as lots of press. The star is seen here last week at an appearance in San Diego
Khloe took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell fans she was cancelling two public appearances to promote her book Strong Looks Better Naked.
Making waves: The star’s book is now a New York Times Best Seller and details her path to fitness and her recovery from her marriage collapse
At the time, the star thought stress was to blame, writing: ‘Dolls! So sorry I needed 2 re schedule my book signing. I’m sick & dr’s orders are that I need to lay low until we narrow down what’s wrong.
‘I’ll be going for more testing today. I’m very sorry again. Stress can run our bodies down so please everyone take care of yourselves.’
She later tweeted: ‘I’m reading all of your tweets + messages on my Facebook…. seriously u guys give me strength! I love and appreciate you more than u know.’
And she added: ‘Signing off…. Antibiotics +painkillers + tweeting does not equal anything good lol’
The star’s representative also confirmed her illness, tellingGossip Cop: ‘She is getting treatment and will be OK,’ adding she ‘just needs to rest and get it treated.’
The reality star is hoping to reschedule her appearances.
Staph infections are caused by a bacteria that typically lives on the nose or skin but can turn deadly if it enters deeper into the body and infects the bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart.
Symptoms can vary from painful skin rashes and boils to dangerous heart infections. Food poisoning, blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome are some of the most common types of staph infections, which are typically treated with antibiotics.
Khloe was meant to be in Houston, Texas, on Friday for a book signing.
The reality star has been doing almost daily in-store appearances to promote her now New York Times Best Seller as well as lots of press.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has also been at estranged husband Lamar Odom’s bedside almost every day since he collapsed and slipped into a subsequent coma last month.
Tough time: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has also been by estranged husband Lamar Odom’s bedside every day since he collapsed and slipped into a subsequent coma last month (pictured 2012)