Commentary: Patient’s view

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b867
  1. Mrs Barroso
  2. with the support of Sergio Serrano Villar
  1. Correspondence to: S Serrano, resident in internal medicine, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid 28040, Spain sergio1serrano{at}

    Being involved in this interactive case report has been a rare but interesting experience. My doctors gave me their undivided attention, and it seemed only fair to give something in return, especially when it could help the scientific community to learn about my condition.

    Some months before the admission, around the middle of my menstrual cycle I had sudden abdominal pain associated with a feeling of warmth, sweating, and flushing, similar to the symptoms of menopausal women that I know. I was diagnosed …

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