Among other places where the staphylococcus bacteria is present, hospitals are unfortunately one of them. According to the Mayo Clinic's website, a staph infection often just results in a minor skin condition (which is treatable), but they 'can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart.'
TMZ reports that it is a staph infection and that Khloe developed a lesion on her leg that became very painful, followed by a high fever, swollen glands and periods of profuse sweating and intermittent chills. "It's so scary. She's so sick," a source tells the site, which also reports that Khloe has canceled a portion of her book tour as a result of the supposed infection.
For Khloe's part, she did acknowledge on Twitter that she's sick, but it sounds like she's still not 100% sure what is actually wrong:
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— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 18, 2015
A rep for Khloe told Gossip Cop that Khloe is sick with swollen glands and has been put on antibiotics. "She is getting treatment and will be OK," they said, adding that she "just needs to rest and get it treated."
Ill be going for more testing today. I'm very sorry again. Stress can run our bodies down so please everyone take care of yourselves ❤️— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 18, 2015
Whatever it is, we definitely hope Khloe feels better soon!