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Case report 01/11/2005

Out on a limb

Out on a limb

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Mr A, a bricklayer in his forties, became unwell with a bout of vomiting and some chest pain. He went to the emergency department of his local hospital. He was diagnosed as suffering from musculo-skeletal chest pain caused by retching and discharged on diclofenac.

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Case report 01/08/2005

Arterial embolism

Arterial embolism

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Among the patients of Dr T and Dr U was a sixty-year-old man, Mr J, who was a heavy smoker. He first saw Dr T to complain of body aches and sickness. The examination proved unremarkable and, suspecting a viral infection, Dr T prescribed domperidone.

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Case report 01/05/2005

An aspiration to gain compensation

An aspiration to gain compensation

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Mr W, a 30-year-old unemployed factory worker, was admitted to hospital for an elective intra-oral surgical procedure. His preoperative anaesthetic questionnaire was unremarkable except for a history of chronic mood disorder treated with carbamazepine and lithium.

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Case report 01/05/2005

Scarred for life?

Scarred for life?

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Rachel broke her left clavicle when she was an infant. Unfortunately, it healed poorly and became a malunited pseudarthrosis. In 1997, aged 16, she was tired of the pain, swelling and unsightliness this caused her and she saw Mr C, specialist orthopaedic surgeon.

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Case report 01/02/2005

PE negligence not proven

PE negligence not proven

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Dr B had agreed to visit Mr G at his home one morning after hearing that he was experiencing body aches and feeling feverish. Upon her arrival, Dr B saw that Mr G was confined to his bed; she examined him and noted a congested throat, a runny nose and some crepitations and mild wheezing in the lower half of the chest. She diagnosed acute respiratory infection and prescribed oxytetracycline.

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Case report 01/02/2005

Phenytoin toxicity

Phenytoin toxicity

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Mr O was a young man who had become symptomatic with myotonic dystrophy during the early part of his adolescence. The condition was being managed by Dr J, who had recently received advice from a prominent neurologist that the off-licence prescription of phenytoin would benefit her patient.

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Case report 01/11/2004

An unusual presentation

An unusual presentation

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Mrs D, a 79-year-old retired haberdasher, went to her GP practice as she’d developed a rash on her forehead and face with puffy eyes. She saw Dr Y who suspected an allergic reaction to a new perfume that Mrs D had just started using.

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Case report 01/05/2004

Complications happen

Complications happen

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Mr K, a manager in his sixties, saw an orthopaedic consultant, Mr C, about his painful right hip and thigh. Mr C suspected avascular necrosis of the femoral head as the cause of Mr K’s symptoms. An MRI scan confirmed this diagnosis.

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