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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Snakebite Treatment Tragedy

A South African baby, treated for snake bite (probably puff adder) on her toes, not only had four toes amputated, and a fasciotomy on the leg, but due to problems incurred when a nurse incorrectly inserting an intravenous drip in her left arm, doctors decided to amputate that arm. (News source.)

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