Neutropenic Sepsis (NS) is a well recognised treatment complication, typically occurring 7-10 days following cancer cytotoxic chemotherapy. Colleagues in acute medicine will be only too familiar with
Nocardiosis, a rare infection occurring mostly in immunosuppressed patients can present with neurological complications including cerebral abscess formation, and is associated with high morbidity and
A 41 year-old man, recently returned from Thailand, presented with bilateral shoulder pain and weakness, fever greater than 38 degrees and coryzal symptoms. He had no significant past medical history.
To specify whether an association exists between pre-hospital body temperature collected by the emergency medical services (EMS) call centre, and intensive care unit (ICU) admission of patients with
The increased demand for secondary healthcare services has led to overflow in emergency departments and acute medical units throughout the world. And, as all patients therefore cannot be seen at
A previously fit and well 19 year old male presents with a progressive ataxic – sensory neuropathy worsening over 2 – 3 weeks. History and investigations revealed extensive recreational
Cardiovascular signs and symptoms can prevail in both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Case 1: 30-year-old female with acute right heart failure as first manifestation of Graves’ disease. It illustrates
Non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis induced by alcohol appears to cause serious clinical implications and could result in catastrophic consequences. We describe a patient who developed rhabdomyolysis following