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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  …

Physician Fails to Diagnose Babesiosis in Patient with History of Lyme Disease INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

…  patient who had been diagnosed with and treated for Lyme disease a few months before she began suffering from a renewed series of …  had previously treated her for Lyme disease, with complaints of fever and night sweats. The patient immediately suspected that she had Lyme disease once again, but the family practitioner insisted that there was no need …