GP in trouble over Lyme treatment

A Perth GP has been fined $1000 and had restrictions placed on her ability to treat Lyme disease or Lyme-like illnesses after one of her patients developed sepsis from a catheter that was inserted to administer vitamins.

Dr Almayne Du Preez has also been ordered to pay the Medical Board’s costs of $9000 after accepting that her failure to consult with an infectious diseases specialist amounted to unprofessional conduct.

Dr Du Preez

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