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A 10 year old boy died of Addison's disease. The disease is treatable if detected. Earlier, the boy had been admitted to a Swansea hospital were tests were ordered for Addison's disease but never carried out. He was then diagnosed with and treated for gastroenteritis. His condition improved so he was released. After his subsequent deterioration, he was seen by 5 separate GP's who failed to diagnose him correctly. It wasn't til he died that the cause became apparent.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Scotsman News
About: Boy dies from misdiagnosis of Addison's disease as gastroenteritis
Date: 29 April 2004
Source: Scotsman News
Author: Antony Stone
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