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Flesh-eating bacteria and flu misdiagnosis

During flu season in Kentucky, many people visit their doctors to report symptoms such as fever, aches, chills, coughing and congestion. In some cases, flu-like symptoms can signify the presence of flesh-eating bacteria, a condition known as necrotizing fasciitis. The condition destroys a person's skin and soft tissue and can require surgical removal of the affected parts of the body to save the patient's life.

Tips to prevent wrong-site surgery

The doctors and surgeons practicing throughout Kentucky are well-trained and bound by a duty of care for their patients. Despite that, these surgeons aren't infallible. According to a study undertaken by Johns Hopkins in 2016, as many as 250,000 deaths across the country were due to medical mistakes attributed to doctors or hospitals.

The conditions that doctors most often misdiagnose

Every year in Kentucky and across the U.S., health care professionals misdiagnose serious health conditions. Those who experience symptoms connected to any of the following conditions may want to consult with a doctor as soon as possible.

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