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Pediatrics Experts Opine on Lack of Treatment for Fatal Pneumonia INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old male patient who had a medical history significant for asthma. During a routine physical exam administered by his primary care physician, he was diagnosed with a sore throat and given a Z-pack. Several days later, the pati …

Physician Assistant Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Child INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a young girl who began complaining of a sore throat. The next day, she reportedly slept most of the day, and exhibited a fever, which became progressively worse on the next day. She was brought to her pediatricians office where she was …

Infectious Disease Experts Discuss Misdiagnosed Lung Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who underwent a routine chest x-ray that revealed an area of density in his lung. Subsequently, a cat scan was performed, which revealed a concerning lesion that doctors recommended be tested for malignancy. Th …

Patient Develops Life-Threatening Pneumonia After Endoscopy INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man who presented to the hospital complaining of difficulty swallowing which had persisted for several hours before he arrived. According to the patient, he had been at a business dinner with several clients when a piece o …

Mismanaged Case of MRSA Results in Fatality INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

Mismanaged Case of MRSA Results in Fatality

This case involves a fifty-nine year old man with a history of COPD who was admitted to the hospital for an episode of shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient’s respiratory exacerbation was stabilized over a seven-day hospital stay, but the day bef …

Water Park Guest Becomes Seriously Ill Due to Inadequate Water Treatment INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a female child who became seriously ill with a gastrointestinal infection after swimming at the Defendant water park. The day before the child visited the park with her family, records kept by the Defendant facility noted that a recent  …