oa South African Family Practice - The last port of call consultation : peripheralia

Volume 51, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



We were about to close my evening surgery a while ago when a man came in carrying a young woman in his arms and laid her on my consulting room couch. She was 28 years old and her body was light to carry because it was so wasted. She was in a deep coma and had fulminating oral thrush known in isiZulu as . She died within fifteen minutes.

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