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Fillers A memorable patient

A surprising diagnosis

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:849
  1. Catherine Harkness, general practitioner
  1. Willey, Warwickshire

    The elderly woman was already frail when she came to me complaining of a cough and weight loss. Alarm bells rang as I examined her and arranged for blood tests and a chest x ray examination. As I feared, the chest radiograph was suspicious, and referral was advised.

    The …

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