Diabetic complications as cause of death?
Jan 26, 2005
I recently heard of a female AIDS patient, age 19 years, who died with the cause of death officially listed as "diabetic complications." Her family reported symptoms of wasting, sores and falling hair. Is the cause of death given reasonable in this case? Is there any indication here of possible negligence?
Response from Dr. Henry
WIth those details not possible to accurately comment. I have had patients with AIDS who were doing well from the HIV standpoint but who have died from cancer, cardiac disease, accidents, etc. Patients with diabetes can have life threatening problems (kidney failure, heart disease) so the situation can get very complicated. KH
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