Oxford case may be start of epidemic

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1297a (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1297
  1. T Bunker
  1. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital, Exeter EX2 4UE

    EDITOR,—I was fascinated to read C B T Adams's report on a new disease, the OxDONS syndrome.1 Colleagues and I have been attempting to treat an almost identical case for the past five years and believe that this may herald the onset of an epidemic. Both patients seem to have a lot in common: Oxford's department of neurological surgery has a reputation for excellent care of patients, as has our patient (Exeter's Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital). Both the Oxford department and our hospital …

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