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Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE$
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Nigel Lane, Louise Powter, and Sam Patel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680269

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199680269.001.0001

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(p.27) Chapter 2 Gastroenterology
Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE
Nigel Lane, Louise Powter, Sam Patel
Oxford University Press

A 76-year-old woman was admitted to the acute medical unit with a one-week history of diarrhoea. She was opening her bowels four times per day. She had recently started a new medication.

On examination, her temperature was 36.4°C, pulse was 74 beats per minute, and blood pressure was 134/78 mmHg. She had a resting tremor in the right upper limb. Her abdomen was soft, with mild generalized tenderness.

Keywords:   alcoholic hepatitis, bloating, capsule endoscopy, diarrhoea, epigastric pain, faecal calprotectin, gastroenterology, haematemesis, laxatives

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