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Parents want answers for dead children.

A 17 year old girl’s parents are seeking answers after she was misdiagnosed with a streptococcal throat infection when she was suffering from mononucleosis, a disease that took her life. They were surprised that the treating physicians had not done any investigations before inaccurately diagnosing their daughter. The girl had a sore throat, a fever and had fainted for which she was prescribed antibiotics. She later developed liver dysfunction, which progressed to multi-organ failure and admission to intensive care where she died. A coroners report stated that she died due to complications of mononucleosis, but her parents believe that the antibiotics played a role. Another parent is also outraged by the failure of a doctor to act on her concern for her baby daughter when she was vomiting, weak and irritable, who later died of a brain hemorrhage. The infant was being investigated in hospital for a low platelet count and was not able to be resuscitated with surgery.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Calgary Herald

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About: Parents want answers for dead children.

Date: 22 October 2005

Source: Calgary Herald

Author: Michelle Lang

URL: http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=bd121375-764d-4150-918b-7f71734713f3&page=1

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgery
  • Surgery and brain hemorrhage
  • Surgery and pediatrics
  • Surgery and intercerebral bleed
  • Surgery and intercerebral hemorrhage
  • Death from mononucleosis
  • Death from liver dysfunction
  • Death from multi-organ failure
  • Death from brain hemorrhage
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and streptococcal throat infection
  • Medical malpractice and mononucleosis
  • Medical malpractice and liver dysfunction
  • Medical malpractice and multi-organ failure
  • Medical malpractice and brain hemorrhage
  • Medical malpractice and bleed into brain
  • Medical malpractice and death
  • Medical malpractice and child death
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and streptococcal throat infection
  • Medical error and mononucleosis
  • Medical error and liver dysfunction
  • Medical error and multi-organ failure
  • Medical error and brain hemorrhage
  • Medical error and sore throat
  • Medical error and fever
  • Medical error and fainted
  • Medical error and vomiting
  • Medical error and bleed into brain
  • Medical error and weak
  • Medical error and irritable
  • Medical error and child death
  • Medical error and death
  • Medical error and antibiotics

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