Case reports
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06.06.2017
When patients have symptoms stemming from different organ systems, several specialists will often be involved in their treatment. Interdisciplinary thinking may be crucial for early diagnosis and...
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04.04.2017
A man of African origin was hospitalised with headache and backache. MRI yielded surprising findings. Imported diseases must not be forgotten, even in persons who have lived in Norway for a long time...
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22.03.2017
It is easy to forget that young people may be affected by diseases usually seen in older patients. When patients have typical clinical symptoms or a high pre-test probability, we should think about...
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07.03.2017
A woman who had had chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) for almost ten years was hospitalised because of pneumonia with sepsis. While in hospital she developed hyponatraemia,...
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21.02.2017
Impaired consciousness may be caused by a variety of reasons, and sometimes the simple explanations are overlooked. We describe here the case of a young cross-country skier who developed a serious...
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20.12.2016
Joint pain can have many causes. Immunological and infectious diseases, as well as trauma, must be considered. A good case history can put us on the right track early on. A Norwegian man in his...
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22.11.2016
A woman experienced exacerbation of headache that had started several months earlier. She was subsequently hospitalised after developing unusual cognitive symptoms. The patient, who was in her...
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25.10.2016
Jaundice and malaise are symptoms that would normally lead to admission to a hospital. The causes can be manifold; in the following we will present a case history with an unexpected etiology. A...
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13.09.2016
Concerns often arise over a child’s growth in the first year of life. If the child shows otherwise normal development and appears to be thriving, GPs and health clinics will try providing advice on...
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23.08.2016
A female patient in her forties was transferred to the Burn Centre at Haukeland University Hospital four weeks after a severe burn injury in Pakistan. During the next two days she developed sepsis...