Fillers A memorable patient

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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7475.1150 (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1150
  1. Sandeep B Bavdekar, professor of paediatrics
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

    A 9 year old girl was admitted to our hospital with prolonged fever for over two months and swellings in the neck. We could offer her only symptomatic treatment while we awaited the results of investigations. Her parents were running out of patience and could not understand our inability to start treatment even after the patient had been in hospital for more than …

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