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A doctor told the parents of a 2 year old boy that he had chicken pox. The next day he was brought back and doctors diagnosed meningitis. The late diagnosis resulted in the boy having both of his legs amputated as well as the tips of his fingers. He also now has brittle bones in his left arm. The hospital has accepted full responsibility.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition
About: Misdiagnosis of meningitis results in boys leg amputations
Date: 7 May 2004
Source: BBC News UK Edition
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