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Misdiagnosed Arsenic Poisoning

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  • Posted By: Victorious
  • June 19, 2010
  • 04:18 PM

A month ago a friends (elderly) father was diagnosed with arsenic poisoning. They said the level was so high that they didn't know how he was still alive...(they did not admit him to the hospital - which I thought was strange) The family was told that there would be an investigation. After a month of worrying and waiting - the lab now says it was a mistake on their part!

My question is...
Arsenic poisoning is often misdiagnosed as something else... I can't find anything on the net where this has happened. Does anyone know of a case similar this? They still don't know what's wrong with him..

I'm sorry if this is not the correct forum for this thread! Just wasn't sure where it fit. :)

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