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Misdiagnosis of meningitis results in boys leg amputations

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.

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About: Misdiagnosis of meningitis results in boys leg amputations

Date: 7 May 2004

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/3695307.stm

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