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Double trouble

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1429
  1. Sadananda B Naik, physician (
  1. Alvas Health Centre, Moodabidri, Karnataka, India

    A middle aged woman was admitted late in the night with diarrhoea and vomiting. Just a few hours previously she had lost her husband due to a massive myocardial infarction. Before she could digest this unexpected and shocking event, she had fallen sick. She was severely dehydrated and had intermittent colicky pain. …

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