In an ideal situation every patient will have a diagnosis after a visit to an Emergency Department (ED), at least this is the mantra in Medicine. There are, of course, the uncertainty associated with medical diagnosis, the biases in clinical reasoning, the “zebras”
Antibiotics are used every day in all medical facilities around the world. The perception of a high level of safety is also widely disseminated in the medical community, and the knowledge of the main side effects, usually associated with the possibility of allergies,
Patient: A 68-year-old male patient, with high blood pressure under control
Previous Diagnosis: Follicular lymphoma (2013) stage IIA, treated with chemotherapy, three years ago. He had two recurrences rescued with chemotherapy and a third one spreading to the nodes and bone marrow.