Community Acquired Pneumonia

Patient presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath, cough, fever and chills.

Discussion Upon admission, the patient was initially given ceftriaxone and azithromycin for the treatment of suspected community acquired pneumonia. Due to the patient’s history of COPD, he was at risk for organisms such as MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in addition to the more common causes of community acquired pneumonia such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and atypical …Read More

Suspected urinary tract infection

91-year-old female presented to the emergency department with several day history of fever, chills, and nausea/vomiting.

Had the T2Bacteria test been performed and result been reported immediately after collection, the patient could have potentially avoided premature discharge and readmission.

Deep-seated invasive candidiasis in a liver recipient without candidaemia.

Patient with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, primary sclerosing cholangitis, multiple bacteremic episodes and recent liver transplant was admitted.

In this case, T2Candida® results could have permitted earlier focused therapy and aided with the diagnosis of invasive Candida infection and lead to appropriate antifungal therapy. Unfortunately, the T2Direct Diagnostics™results were not in clinical use at the time and not obtained until after patient death.