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Death by negligence: why did no one diagnose my sister’s TB?

12 June 2021

9:00 AM

12 June 2021

9:00 AM

Consumed: A Sister’s Story Arifa Akbar

Sceptre, pp.249, 16.99

In 2016, Arifa Akbar’s elder sister, Fauzia, died suddenly in the Royal Free Hospital, London at the age of 45. Until the last hours of her life, the cause of her coughing, chest pain, night sweats and breathlessness had eluded a series of baffled experts. But you do not need a medical degree to hazard a guess at what might have been behind these symptoms.

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