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Diagnostic delays in infectious diseases.

Suneja M, Beekmann SE, Dhaliwal G, et al. Diagnostic delays in infectious diseases. Diagnosis (Berl). 2022;9(3):332-339. doi: 10.1515/dx-2021-0092

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September 28, 2022
Suneja M, Beekmann SE, Dhaliwal G, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2022;9(3):332-339.

Delayed diagnosis of infectious diseases can lead to serious patient harm. This survey of over 500 infectious disease clinicians revealed that diagnostic delay often involved diagnoses of infective endocarditis and epidural abscesses. Respondents identified several factors contributing to diagnostic delays including usual clinical presentations and the timing of infectious disease consultations.

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Suneja M, Beekmann SE, Dhaliwal G, et al. Diagnostic delays in infectious diseases. Diagnosis (Berl). 2022;9(3):332-339. doi: 10.1515/dx-2021-0092

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