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Misdiagnosis can leave the real problem undetected for years

A man with failing health who was coughing up blood was diagnosed with walking pneumonia. He was eventually diagnosed in time with testicular cancer. With surgery and chemo he managed to largely recover. A girl who was born with a hearing disability was labeled as learning disabled despite the fact that her parents insisted she was bright. When she moved to a new school, her problem was addressed and she improved dramatically at school.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by AScribe

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About: Misdiagnosis can leave the real problem undetected for years

Date: 26 May 2004

Source: AScribe

URL: http://www.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/spew4th.pl?ascribeid=20040525.174609&time=07%2020%20PDT&year=2004&public=1

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