An unusual case of abdominal sepsis following traumatic injury.


A 19-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with crampy abdominal pain and per rectal bleeding 2 weeks after falling from a horse. She had been taking regular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for analgaesia. On arrival, she was tachycardic and tachypnoeic, with a lactate of 7.3 mmol/L. 'FAST' ultrasonography was unremarkable and… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210536


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