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We report a 74 year old lady presenting with cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The underlying aetiology was established as chronic hepatitis C infection with associated cryoglobulinaemia. This presented clinically as recurrent cutaneous vasculitic eruptions with absence of any other clinical manifestations. In this case, antiviral treatment to(More)
This article provides an overview of breakthrough pain in cancer patients, what causes it, current treatment options and the impact it has on individuals. It considers the importance of accurate assessment, the use of assessment tools and the growing role of nurses in managing this challenging pain syndrome. The article aims to open the debate on the need(More)
Hereditary benign telangiectasia (HBT), first described in 1971,1 is a rare autosomal dominant disorder.2' 3, 4 It is characterised by widespread telangiectases which may be punctate, plaque-like, radiating or merely a diffuse blush. The lesions generally are observed before adolescence, and rarely during the first year of life.5 It is important to(More)
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