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A 29-year-old woman with a history of obesity status post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass greater than five years prior presented to the emergency department with four hours of sudden-onset stabbing left-sided

A 61 year old male presented to chest clinic with a lung abscess. This ruptured and resulted in an empyema that required a small bore chest drain. Pus started bypassing the drain, spilling…

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Purple urine bag syndrome is a potentially alarming phenomenon caused by bacterial metabolism of urinary tryptophan into indigo (blue) and indirubin (red) pigments. We report the case of a 46-year-old

Spinal epidural haematoma is a rare condition, which may be due to trauma, surgery, epidural catheterisation or disorders of coagulation. We report a case of 60 year old lady who was on warfarin…

Background: Spontaneous thyroid haemorrhage is a very rare condition that is potentially life-threatening. We report an unusual case of spontaneous thyroid haemorrhage leading to airway compromise requiring

A 62-year old British Caucasian woman normally resident in Spain presented with fever and pancytopaenia after returning to the UK. Her symptoms persisted despite broad-spectrum antibiotics, and she

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common cause for admission in Emergency Department. Its treatment is well defined. Nevertheless, in some cases, type I diabetes combines with auto-immune polyendocrine

Chloroform is a recognised cause of acute liver injury, although now rarely encountered in clinical practice. We present a case of inhalational chloroform self-poisoning in a 47-year-old man that presented

The advent of immunotherapy in oncology has led to the emergence of a new spectrum of adverse effects. A number of these have the potential to contribute to life-threatening outcomes; and therefore

A 61 year old male presented with a one-week history of abdominal pain and loose stools. He had recently received treatment for cellulitis with flucloxacillin. He was anuric on presentation requiring