Case 40

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 40

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A 50-year-old van driver was admitted to hospital via the surgical team with a 10-day history of lower abdominal and lower back pain radiating into the left groin and the left thigh. He had been constipated and had vomited once and was feverish. There were no urinary symptoms. He had no past medical history apart from an olecranon bursitis 2 months previously following a work injury. He was a non-smoker and drank little alcohol. He was on no regular medication. On examination, he was pyrexial at 38.5°C, with tenderness over the lower abdomen but no guarding, and tenderness in the loins and lower back.

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Subjects: Neurology

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