General Practice

A MEMORABLE PATIENT

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.730 (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:730
  1. David Berger

    Of sea devils and things

    Elizabeth was 12 years old and nearing the end of her inpatient treatment for tuberculosis at the small government hospital in the Western Solomons. One day her grandfather, who had remained with her throughout her stay, drew my attention to a rash which had arisen on the front of her left thigh. The rash appeared vesicular and covered the whole of the thigh in a non-dermatomal distribution.

    “Perhaps this is a jellyfish sting,” I …

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