General Practitioner Liabilities

  • I. W. FongEmail author
Part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century book series (EIDC)


A 25-year-old male presented to his family physician (FP) with a history of general malaise and fatigue of 6 weeks in duration. He had felt intermittently chilly on occasions and documented a low-grade fever of 38°C once or twice. The patient’s past medical history was not significant, and the physician’s note provided no details of the physical examination. Routine complete blood count and biochemical tests (glucose, creatinine, liver enzymes, and thyroid stimulating hormone [TSH]) were performed, and were normal except for a mild normocytic anemia of 105 g/L. The young man was therefore referred to a hematologist without any further investigations.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Family Physician Emergency Physician Steroid Injection Necrotizing Fasciitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Michael’s HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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