Fillers A memorable patient

“Just my nerves”

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7281.278 (Published 03 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:278
  1. Jeffrey D Hubbard, pathologist
  1. Albany, NY, USA

    Several years ago, before I permanently abandoned the clinic for the laboratory, I attended an elderly lady in the emergency department. She presented with “chest pain,” always a guarantee of early attention, but this chest pain was due to a band of haemorrhagic skin vesicles over the distribution of the fifth right intercostal nerve. They were exquisitely …

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