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12 yr old son dies from misdiagnosed

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 9, 2009
  • 04:03 PM

My 12 yr old son started vomitting non-stop on July 15,2008.When I brought him to the ER, they diagnosed him with pneumonia ( even doctor said he didn't believe it was pneumonia).5 days later, we ended up at different hospital and my son had a rare disease called acute hemmorhagic leukoencephalitis. Also known as Hursts disease. There is no cure and no cause and my son passed away 5 days later on July 15th. I'm not sure if I should be looking into misdiagnosis of 1st hospital as treatment should have started 5 days earlier and he could have survived, I believe. All info on this disease states that early detection and early treatment has good results. Just looking for some help oin this.

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