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Case Studies

Case studies are powerful teaching tools. APUA is pleased to present the real life cases here as examples of antibiotic stewardship in action, provided by recognized clinical experts.


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A man in his late 40s presented with an acute cough and had been feeling sick for three weeks. He is asking for an antibiotic because a neighbour had pneumonia. Learn more about testing to inform better diagnostic decisions.

A 68 year-old male who was admitted to the hospital from his long-term care facility after 1 week of dyspnea and cough. Learn about his diagnosis after three days of antibiotics with no improvements.

A 29 year-old female presenting to the Emergency Department with dyspnea, myalgia, and rhinorrhea which are steadily getting worse.  Learn more about her diagnosis.

A 30 year-old male who was admitted to the hospital from home after 1 week of cough, profuse nocturnal sweating, loss of appetite and hyposomnia. Learn more about his history, physician noted signs and diagnosis.

A 12 year-old female presenting to her pediatrician, complaining of sore throat, cough and hoarseness in her voice for a few days. Read more to learn about her diagnosis.

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