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General medical emergencies 

General medical emergencies
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General medical emergencies
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0033
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date: 14 October 2019

Diabetes mellitus 90

Acute exacerbations of asthma 94

Anaphylaxis 96

Seizures 98

Acute onset shortness of breath 100

Chest pain emergencies 102

Emergency causes of headache 106

Palpitations 108

While hyperglycaemia is rarely a pitch-side emergency, hypoglycaemia can cause brain damage or death, but fortunately is easily treatable....

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