Article Text

PDF

Prolonged fever with recurrent diarrhoea
  1. R Sivakumar,
  2. A Edey,
  3. A Thakore,
  4. M D Pelly
  1. Department of Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr R Sivakumar, 4 Aston Close, Lister Hospital, Stevenage SG1 4TT, UK;
 sivasiva51{at}hotmail.com

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Answers on p 436.

A 52 year old man presented with a history of right groin pain. He also recollected at least three self limiting episodes of rigors, diarrhoea, and vomiting lasting for about four days in the recent past. Over the past year he had travelled worldwide with no reported medical illness. He was febrile and a pulsatile tender mass was felt in the right iliac fossa. Ultrasound scan revealed a common iliac aneurysm measuring 3.5 cm in diameter.

QUESTIONS

  1. What is the single most important investigation?

  2. What is the diagnosis?

  3. What are the risk factors for this complication?

View Abstract

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles

  • SELF ASSESSMENT ANSWERS
    The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
  • SELF ASSESSMENT ANSWERS
    The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
  • SELF ASSESSMENT ANSWERS
    The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine