Chronic hypokalaemia often remains a diagnostic challenge, especially in young women without hypertension. A concealed diuretic abuse should be suspected, especially in young women with eating disorders. This case describes a woman with chronic hypokalaemia in whom a thorough medical history and proper laboratory tests were essential to early and accurate diagnosis.
(Vol 11 p 53-55, Acute Medicine; Nephrology; Psychiatry: 18 July 2011)
The case presented is a 21-year-old male conscript with vestiphobia and panic attacks triggered from donning his military vest. This case report highlights a common but largely under recognized anxiety disorder, and it is hoped to encourage improved diagnosis of patients suffering from such conditions in future.
(Vol 11 p 41-43, Occupational Health; Psychiatry: 14 June 2011)
We present a case of an apparently well gentleman performing self-castration. On presentation he was in shock. After resuscitation his wound was explored and haemostasis achieved. While such presentations are seen with a background of psychiatric illness, our patient did not suffer from such disorders. This case emphasises the importance of a multi-disciplinary holistic...
(Vol 7 p 9-12, Psychiatry, Urology: 20 February 2007)