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Case 16 

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Case 16
Author(s):

Alissa J. Walsh

, Otto C. Buchel

, Jane Collier

, and Simon P.L. Travis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557899.003.16
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date: 22 October 2019

A 53-year-old South African woman was being followed up in cardiology clinic for ischaemic heart disease. She had been feeling unwell in the preceding week, with nausea and vomiting accompanied by general malaise. She had not recently travelled. She smoked 15 cigarettes per day. Her son, with whom she lived, had had a flu-like illness in the preceding weeks.

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