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A middle-aged man had deteriorated rapidly in hospital after being misdiagnosed with acute alcoholic hepatitis. Acute Legionnaires disease (Legionellosis) was subsequently diagnosed on rapid antigen urinary testing and further confirmed serologically. This led to appropriate antibiotic treatment and complete clinical resolution. Physicians caring for… (More)
We report the case of an immunocompetent 83-year-old man with metastatic neoplastic infiltration of the heart from primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. Death was from cardiopulmonary collapse due to left ventricular failure with features of right ventricular inflow tract obstruction. Metastatic tumours involving the heart rarely originate from… (More)
We present the case of an 80-year old man with a Stanford Type A dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm plus the unusual CT finding of extramural haemorrhage along the pulmonary vessels. The clinical and radiological picture has an extremely high mortality.
An 80 year old female was admitted with an eight week history of fever associated with painful swelling of her right thigh, and a long history of poor dentition. Culture of blood stained fluid aspirated from the abscess grew Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) sensitive to ampicillin and cephalosporins. Transoesophageal echocardiography indicated… (More)