A woman with fever and neck pain

  • CL Teng


HISTORY Mdm T, a 49 years old Chinese woman presentedwith giddiness and fever for 10 days. She was previously well.Prior to this presentation, she was seen in a private hospitaltwice and was told that the fever was not due to dengue. Shewas given antibiotic but her condition did not improvePHYSICAL

EXAMINATION Her temperature was 37.4ÂșC,BP 130/70 mmHg, pulse 72/min. A small diffuse goitre wasnoted, and the left lobe was tender on palpation. There wasno palpable cervical lymph node and no clinical signs ofhyperthyroidism.(copied from article)


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TengC. (2009). A woman with fever and neck pain. Malaysian Family Physician, 4(1), 1. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/173
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