Re: [infoguys-list] Dental case-comments
- In a message dated 8/10/2007 7:34:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Do you think that due to the failure to prescribbe antibiotics, the
caused her severe Vitiligo?
I will answer with a resounding YES. However, the subsequent series of
events were, as reported, the most likely cause of the advanced development in
that she suffered extreme trauma to the localized areas coupled with the
understandable emotional distress.
What did the doctors attribute the swelling to? Based on the little bit of
information you have provided, I'm assuming it was septic shock considering
her length of stay and the need for ICU. If it was, she's lucky to be alive
since only 75% of patients survive septic shock. Having a Hx of a weakened
immune system put her high on the list as being at greater risk of developing
The fact that she had swollen enough to require a tracheotomy leads me to
believe that there were a lot of toxins from the bacteria that got into her
system rather fast. That would confirm the seriousness of the infection in and
of itself. How low was her B/P upon admission to the ER? Was she mentally
alert? Fever? Chills? Any indication of permanent organ damage? I would
assume no since she went septic within 24 hrs. and not a few days later.
I'd be curious as to other things as well. What was her 02 Sat upon
arrival? 3 days later on oxygen? What were her BUN results. What were her white
counts? Was she checked for lactic acid? If so, results? What were the
results of the C&S? How open was the IV, i.e., drip rate?
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