51-Year-Old Hospitalized Man With a Painful Leg

March 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2011, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p241
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a 51-year-old Somali man. He was admitted to an inpatient cardiology service at Saint Marys Hospital with symptoms of fever and shortness of breath. After 8 days in the hospital, he reported sudden-onset of right thigh swelling and severe right medial thigh pain. Physical examination revealed a right upper thigh that was warm to palpation and swollen when compared with the left upper thigh.


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