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Patient Develops Sepsis Due to Allegedly Negligent Treatment of Diabetic Ulcer INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient with a past medical history of diabetes who presented to a podiatrist with an open callous on the bottom of her right foot. The doctor trimmed off the loose skin and noted signs of infection. The doctor put the pati …

Cancer Patient is Killed by Latent Viral Infection During Treatment INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

…  case involves an elderly woman with history of a viral disease of her liver who was undergoing treatment for advanced cancer. She was …  oncologist, who was aware of her history of viral liver disease, ordered a liver function test. The oncologist decided to just monitor …

Patient is Killed by Undetected Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his twenties who presented to the ER with pain in his right hip that had gotten progressively worse over the course of a week. Upon admission, he was found to have a severely elevated temperature, and had reportedly bee …

Inappropriate Sepsis Treatment Leads to Multiple Amputations INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a teenage boy who was admitted to the emergency room after several days of worsening pulmonary symptoms including cough, bloody phlegm, and fever. During admission, he was also found to be suffering from rapid heartbeat and blood test re …

Epidemiology Experts Discusses Viral Infection From Unsanitary Housing Project INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male who was a resident of a high rise urban housing project in Arkansas who contracted a rare viral infection shortly after moving in. When the man first moved in to the building, he noticed a number of rodent droppings in …

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess

This case involves an elderly woman in Mainewith a past medical history of lumbar surgery, who presented to the emergency room with complaints of extreme pain. While the patient was in the emergency room she was given a number of painkillers, however the m …

Patient Suffers Deep Tissue Infection Following Routine Cardiac Procedure INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman in Nebraska with an artificial right hip that had been installed one year before the events of the incident in question. The woman first presented to the hospital with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath, …

Improperly Administered IV Causes Significant Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient in Iowa who presented to the emergency room for atrial fibrillation as well as a suspected heart attack. The patient underwent treatment with the placement of a coronary stent, and was placed in a hospital ro …