73-Year-Old Woman With Fever and Mental Status Changes

Leephunderfund, Andrea N.; Jama, Abdi A.; Nyman, Mark A.
July 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2007, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p874
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 73-year old woman with sharp central chest pain, epigastric discomfort, and painful swallowing. A presumptive diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease was given to the patient. The patient surgical history includes excision of parathyroid glands for hyperparathyroidism. The authors suggest that encephalitis is the most likely diagnosis.


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