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A 76-year-old man was admitted to the acute medical take with a long history of tiredness. He described slowed thinking, constipation, aching thighs, dry skin, a hoarse voice, hair loss and 10 kilograms…

Abstract Seizures are a common presenting complaint in acute medicine and post-ictal patients can pose a diagnostic challenge. Approximately 1% of patients presenting after a seizure will have sustained

A 47 year old Chinese businessman was found unconscious at home following an overdose of 280 mg temazepam. He was found by his sister who had visited because he had not returned her…

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Abstract Caffeine, a normal content of various beverages and over the counter medications, taken in higher doses can cause serious toxicity. Complications like rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure,

Pneumomediastinum is a condition in which air presents in the mediastinum. It was first described by Laennec in 1819 as a consequence of trauma. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) was reported in 1939

Abstract Rhabdomyolysis is a serious and life-threatening condition in which skeletal muscle is damaged, commonly resulting in acute renal failure. The causes of this clinical entity can be traumatic

Abstract Thyroid storm is a severe form of thyrotoxicosis. It is an uncommon condition but can be life-threatening. Most often it is seen in patients with a background history of thyroid disease and…

Abstract Leptospirosis is a rare notifiable disease with three major clinical manifestations: subclinical disease, a self limiting illness (90% cases) and Weil’s disease, a fulminant, life-threatening

Abstract Primary Adrenal Insufficiency is due to bilateral destruction of the adrenal cortex and has a prevalence of approximately 40-60 per million adults. 1 The commonest cause is autoimmune. 1 Prompt

Abstract Metformin Associated Lactic Acidoisis (MALA) has been reported to be a very rare but serious side effect of metformin treatment with a fatality rate of 50%. However, with the number of patients…