A 10-year-old girl has died after doctors failed to properly diagnose her medical condition.
Bridget Klingberg took her daughter, Briony, to doctors after the girl became feverish and complained of a pain in her throat, according to the Daily Mail.
“She didn’t [drink] her tea,” said Klingberg, “Briony loved her food so we knew she wasn’t well.”
Klingberg claims she took her daughter to several doctors, but never once received the proper diagnosis. When those didn’t work, they took her to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide and the doctors there found ulcers.
The next day she was sent home with a prescription for steroids. Briony continued to be in pain and the later she was unable to pass urine. Briony died in the parking lot of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
The cause of Briony’s death was determined to be organ failure caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1. Those of us who have cold sores, also have HSV type 1.
The herpes virus is very contagious and can be spread by direct contact or contact with saliva usually through kissing.
Dr. Alice Rogers had admitted Briony to the hospital when she saw the unusual ulcers, but a senior doctor decided she was well enough to go home.