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Postoperative hypoxia in a woman with Down's syndrome: case presentation

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 07 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:834

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  1. A K Siotia, research fellow in cardiology (,
  2. A Chaudhuri, specialist registrar in acute medicine2,
  3. S I Muzulu, consultant endocrinologist3,
  4. D Harling, consultant anaesthetist3,
  5. R Muthusamy, consultant cardiologist3
  1. 1 Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S5 7AU,
  2. 2 Ninewells Hospital, Dundee,
  3. 3 Rotherham District General Hospital, Rotherham, S60 2UD
  1. Correspondence to: A K Siotia

    Miss Webb, a 24 year old woman with Down's syndrome, was referred by her general practitioner to the gynaecology outpatient clinic. She gave a one year history of heavy and irregular periods, general lethargy, and a painful abdominal lump, which examination showed to be an umbilical hernia. She had no serious medical history (including congenital heart disease) and she was not taking any regular medicine. She lived with her mother, who was her main carer.

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