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Case of the Month - December 2013

J Klotnick, SASTM

A 63-year old woman presented with intermittent fevers and rigors three weeks following her return from a one month trip to South East Asia. While away, she had a short episode of diarrhoea with no sequelae. No rash, cough, shortness of breath or urinary symptoms were reported. She had no contact with animals and does not recall any insect bites.

Question 1: What important information is required prior to embarking on an examination and further investigation?

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