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A case of hypercalcaemia
Dr Christine Oesterling MD, MRCGP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 1, issue 2, p.56 (123Doc Education, London, May 2007)
A previously fit 29-year-old Ethiopian woman who had been living in the UK for several years presented to casualty with a two month history of back and epigastric pain, weight loss, sweats and constipation. She had received ibuprofen and antibiotics from her GP to no effect. She did not smoke or take alcohol. There was no previous history of TB or contact with it. There was a family history of diabetes and hypertension. She had two male siblings.
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Dr Christine Oesterling MD, MRCGP
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