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Case 28

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631626.003.0028

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 28

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An 84-year-old woman was admitted as an emergency to the physicians via her GP. Three weeks earlier she had had a fall following which she experienced lower lumbar back pain but had been able to walk normally. Two days later she developed difficulty getting up from a sitting position and the lower back pain continued. She had long-standing urinary incontinence and constipation, which remained unchanged. There were no sensory symptoms and her symptoms were not felt to be progressing. There was a history of hypertension and hypothyroidism and she was taking aspirin, amlodipine and thyroxine. She was a non-smoker but drank upwards of 60 units of alcohol per week. She lived with her husband.

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Subjects: Neurology

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