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Meningitis death from hospital mismanagement

A 20 year old student died from bacterial meningitis after her treating hospital failed to diagnose her illness in time to provide life saving antibiotics. The student presented to the hospital with flu-type symptoms and a non-blanching rash, but was not adequately followed up or treated until several hours later. The hospital is being criticized for not astutely diagnosing her clinical condition or taking necessary investigations and meningitis management practices.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Mail

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About: Meningitis death from hospital mismanagement

Date: 10 October 2005

Source: Daily Mail

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/thehealthnews.html?in_article_id=364947&in_page_id=1797

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Death from meningitis
  • Death from bacterial meningitis
  • Death from negligence
  • Death from hospital negligence
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and meningitis
  • Undiagnosed and bacterial meningitis
  • Undiagnosed and flu-like symptoms
  • Undiagnosed and flu-type symptoms
  • Undiagnosed and non-blanching rash
  • Undiagnosed and hospital
  • Undiagnosed and death
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and undiagnosis
  • Medical error and hospital
  • Medical error and meningitis
  • Medical error and bacterial meningitis
  • Medical error and antibiotics
  • Medical error and flu-type symptoms
  • Medical error and flu-like symptoms
  • Medical error and non-blanching rash
  • Medical error and skin rash
  • Medical error and young adult illness
  • Medical error and investigations
  • Medical error and blood culture
  • Medical error and lumbar puncture

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