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Elderly patients commonly present with jaundice from a multitude of causes. We present an unusual case of acute hepatitis C in an elderly nursing home resident who had no risk factors. Possible causes and treatment are discussed.
The case described is an 89-year-old male patient with a left atrial myxoma, first visualised in 1997, who was a poor operative candidate owing to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The tumour had a cross-sectional growth rate of only 0.2 cm 2 per year and was asymptomatic over...
Background: age is thought to be strongly associated with intensive care outcomes, but this relationship may be confounded by many clinical variables. Objectives: to compare clinical characteristics of elderly patients (≥65 years) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with those in younger...
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