Case reports
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
23.08.2016
In the 1970s, a woman who was then in her thirties contacted her doctor with intermittent respiratory ailments, increasing fatigue, agitation and visual disturbances. She developed a complex array of...