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Heart disease misdiagnosed as tonsillitis

9th July 2012

The parents of a boy mistakenly diagnosed with tonsillitis when he actually needed a heart transplant to stay alive have criticised Riverside Clinic in Ipswich.

Sean Robb, father of 22-month old Harry who has a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, said: "It is devastating. He was critically ill and they (Riverside Clinic) sent us away telling us he had tonsillitis. Harry was unresponsive and sick at the clinic and he had terrible breathing problems. We are just so angry and disappointed that we put our trust in the system - we should have just gone straight to A&E."

 

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