Case 47-1987: A 79-Year-Old Cuban Native with Asthma, Weight Loss, Vomiting, Eosinophilia, and Past Meningitis

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, Roger J. May, Carolyn C. Compton

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 79-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of vomiting and weight loss. There was a history of hypertension, for which she received no treatment recently. Asthma was present for the preceding eight years and was managed with prednisone given daily in an unknown dose. She was well in other respects until 3 1/2 months before admission, when she was brought to this hospital because of a severe headache and changed mental status. The temperature was 39.2°C. She was obtunded, without meningeal signs. A macular erythematous eruption was observed over the abdomen. A lumbar puncture yielded…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1332-1342
Number of pages11
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume317
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 1987
Externally publishedYes

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