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Case 1

Joel David, Anne Miller, Anushka Soni and Lyn Williamson

in Oxford Case Histories in Rheumatology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199587506
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753442 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199587506.003.0001

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 1

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A 76-year-old widow presented to the Emergency Department with a mid-shaft right femoral fracture after a low-impact fall outside a supermarket. She had a past history of ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, intermittent claudication, and mechanical right knee pain. She had been reviewed in rheumatology outpatients 3 months prior to admission for investigation of a painful swollen right elbow. She lived alone and had moved from County Durham where her husband had been a coal miner. Her usual medication included aspirin, bendroflumethiazide, and simvastatin.

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Subjects: Rheumatology

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