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Woman sent home with golden staph endocarditis

A woman who was too unwell to walk was sent home from a busy hospital. She was later admitted and treated with antibiotics for a golden staph infection of the heart. It was too late - infective endocarditis caused a stroke and she died. A South Australian deputy coroner blamed doctors for the misdiagnosis as well as the poor conditions of the emergency ward.

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About: Woman sent home with golden staph endocarditis

Date: May 4 2004

Source: The Australian

Author: Richard Yallop

URL: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9460325%5E28737,00.html

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