Case 49

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 49

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A 47-year-old female driving instructor presented with left leg pain and numbness. A couple of weeks previously she had received amoxycillin for sinusitis and this was followed 4 days later by an itchy rash over the forehead and scalp which extended over the back. She was given a course of steroids to which the rash responded but reappeared after cessation of the steroids. Subsequently, she experienced sharp pains like hot needles in the left foot, and the index and ring finger of the left hand became numb. Past medical history revealed several previous episodes of sinusitis and late onset asthma that had been difficult to control, requiring multiple steroid courses. She had lost 21lb (9.5kg) over the previous year but there were no other symptoms of note.

Chapter.  1071 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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