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It is reported , “But he failed to appreciate sufficiently that the intravenous penicillin given by the GP could be masking her symptoms and that a truer picture of her condition was the one painted by the GP”. Earlier, Dyer says, “The GP, Mark Dennison, had given her intramuscular penicillin”, so it is clear, the subsequent reference to “intravenous” penicillin is not correct.
Further para.130 of judgment , confirms that correct reference should have been to “intramuscular” rather than “intravenous” antibiotics:
“Based on what he saw when he examined C, he had no reason to consider any other diagnosis. However, he fell into the trap laid by the intramuscular antibiotics: he did not sufficiently appreciate that the medication that C had been given may have been masking her symptoms, and that a truer picture of her condition was that portrayed by Dr Dennison.