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Abstract Acute mitral regurgitation (acute MR) is a rare cause of acute respiratory distress, which can present diagnostic challenges. We present the case of a 57 year old man who developed acute shortness

Abstract Introduction: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare prion disease classically manifesting with rapidly progressive dementia, abnormal movements and typical electroencephalographic (EEG)

Abstract Severe hypertension is a well-recognised cause for acute medical admission, and can have serious consequences if untreated. We present a 48 year old patient in whom coarctation of the aorta

Abstract Acquired Haemophilia (AH) is an autoimmune bleeding disorder, which despite being rare, can be fatal. It occurs in patients with previously normal haemostasis who spontaneously develop IgG

Abstract Headache with neurological deficit and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytosis (HaNDL) syndrome is an important diagnosis to consider in patients presenting with the relevant features to acute

Abstract An asymptomatic 81-year-old woman was referred by her general practitioner regarding a pulse-oximetry oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 74%. An arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) on air showed PaO2

Abstract Pleural effusions are a common finding in patients admitted on the medical take. This case decribes a patient using peritoneal dialysis who presented with progressive dyspnoea. Clinical examination

Abstract Back pain is a common symptom among patients presenting to the acute medical unit. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with a brief history of fatigue and severe back pain,…

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Abstract Syncope is a recognized presenting symptom in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), and is more common in older patients and following a large embolus. Isolated syncope, in the absence of

Abstract Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating disorder of the peripheral nervous system that results in motor weakness, absent reflexes and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.