n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : new-onset seizures : mixed bag

Volume 21, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MIXED BAG 614 Clinical history A 53-year-old obese man was transferred to the hospital with new-onset seizures and a left frontal intracranial tumour diagnosed by a CT scan. The preceding medical history was significant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asbestos exposure, 30 pack-years of tobacco use and chronic alcoholism. On admission he was found to have possible sepsis, respiratory failure and severe hypoxaemia, and was placed on a mechanical ventilator. Urine cultures identified a urinary tract infection due to Escherichia coli. Electrocardiogram revealed inferior myocardial infarction and chest X-ray exhibited possible bronchopneumonic changes. MRI scans revealed a large cystic ..

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