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Unusual ileus due to calcium polystyrene sulfonate
  1. Li-Ta Keng,
  2. Ping-Hsien Tsou
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Li-Ta Keng, No.25, Lane 442, Sec. 1, Jingguo Rd., Hsinchu City 30059, Taiwan; ltkeng{at}

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A 62-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus was admitted to a respiratory care unit for chronic respiratory failure after an episode of life-threatening myocardial infarction. The hospital course was complicated with presumed intra-abdominal infection with the presentation of fever, abdominal pain and muscle guarding. An emergent non-contrast CT of the abdomen and pelvis showed …

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  • Contributors L-TK for drafting the manuscript. P-HT for image preparation and revising the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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