ER doctor: Monkeypox patients are getting misdiagnosed with other conditions
- Experts in San Francisco, Miami, and the UK say many monkeypox cases are being "missed."
- Some patients are receiving false negative monkeypox tests, while others are being misdiagnosed.
- Fear, stigma, miscommunication and misunderstanding all contribute.
More than 7,100 monkeypox patients have been diagnosed in the US since this outbreak began with a single case in mid-May.
But Dr. Graham Walker, an emergency physician in San Francisco, says that many more monkeypox patients are not being given the care and attention they deserve to prevent, diagnose, and treat this infectious disease efficiently.
Walker says he's seen "several patients" whose monkeypox diagnosis was "missed" by another provider before they landed in his ER in excruciating pain.
"I had a patient who, I saw their record from another facility, and …
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