Fillers A memorable patient

An elderly man with flushing

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7373.1160 (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1160
  1. Hans Engel, retired occupational physician
  1. Whitehouse Way, London

    An old friend aged 78 occasionally complained that he had attacks of flushing, often after quite small amounts of alcohol. He had no other complaints, so I, in my ignorance, made light of it, with a joke about the “male menopause,” and thought no more about it. He was a fit man, apart from fairly well controlled hypertension, who had …

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