Case 23

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

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Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 23

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An 80-year-old man was admitted to hospital having been found drowsy and slumped to the left in a chair by a neighbour. He had been well until 3 weeks prior to admission when he had developed a cough productive of green sputum. His GP had treated him for a presumptive chest infection with a course of amoxycillin. However, he failed to improve and became more short of breath, whereupon he was prescribed clarithromycin and frusemide. On the day of admission he had become progressively more drowsy. There was a past history of hypertension and he had had a stroke 6 years previously, from which he had made a complete recovery. He lived alone and was usually independent and self-caring. Medications were aspirin, bendrofluazide, furosemide, and doxazosin.

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Subjects: Neurology

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