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Bubonic Plague: diagnose rare diseases early to reduce mortality risk

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 07:05 AM

Young girl contracts rare case of Bubonic Plague in Colorado. Early diagnosis is critical.

Sierra Jane Downing, age 7 is recovering from Bubonic plague which she contracted whilst on holiday in Colorado after burying a dead squirrel.

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Topics: Differential diagnosis, early diagnosis, bubonic plague, yersinia pestis, reduce mortality, Sierra Jane Downing

1 Minute Read: Necrotizing Fasciitis – a Don’t Miss ddx diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 02:41 PM

Necrotizing Fasciitis – "Don’t miss" as patient can quickly be severely harmed. Diagnosis is physical:  Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon but life-threatening condition that carries a high risk of mortality and associated complications.  It requires a high index of suspicion in order for it to be correctly diagnosed.  Organisms invade a wound site and spread along the superficial and deep fascial planes causing a necrotizing infection.  Necrotizing fasciitis should be urgently considered in any patient presenting with:

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Topics: Aimee Copeland, necrotizing fasciitis, early diagnosis, don't miss diagnosis

1 Minute Read: Intussusception – diagnose early

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, May 02, 2012 @ 09:15 AM

The Isabel Healthcare 1 Minute Read program highlights various diseases and conditions, providing the Isabel tool differential list. Subscribe to the Isabel blog to receive clinical content and articles.

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Topics: Differential diagnosis, symptoms, early diagnosis, Isabel 1 Minute Read, intussusception, pediatric intussusception

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