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Delayed Treatment Of Hepatitis Causes Death Of Pregnant Patient And Infant INFECTION Expert Case

…  admitted to the antepartum unit with a diagnosis of viral infection. Within hours, the patient became febrile. The following day, the …  expired. The hospital determined that disseminated herpes infection likely contributed to infant’s …

Elderly Patient Dies Of Complications From Legionella Infection INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who was exposed to Legionnaire’s disease from a contaminated air-conditioning unit in her Atlanta apartment. The patient developed pneumonia secondary to the Legionnaire’s and eventually passed away. An expe …

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury INFECTION Expert Case

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury

This case involves an 8-year-old female who initially presented to her pediatrician after injuring her knee on the school playground. The patient experienced persistent pain and intermittent fevers following the injury, and she was sent for imaging and blo …

Pharmacy Error Limits Treatment Options For HIV Patient INFECTION Expert Case

Pharmacy Error Limits Treatment Options For HIV Patient

This case involves a 52-year-old HIV positive male patient who initially refused antiretroviral therapy. When his viral load climbed up to near 30,000, he was prescribed a particular medication, however the pharmacist who filled his prescription accid …

Infant Requires Heart Assist Device Following Delayed Clinical Evaluation INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves a female infant who suffered pneumonia at 16 months of age. She was taken to the pediatrician’s office and seen by a nurse practitioner, not the pediatrician. The infant had a chest x-ray which was read as enlarged cardiac size. Clin …

Patient Develops Fungal Infection Following Lung Surgery INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who presented to her primary care physician with a persistent cough. An x-ray showed a large mass in the right lung and the patient was referred to a thoracic surgeon. The thoracic surgeon ordered a CT and PET scan w …