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A prematurely terminated journey
  1. S A Müller-Lissner1,
  2. E Fuhrmann2
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Park-Klinik Weissensee, Berlin, Germany
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Park-Klinik Weissensee, Berlin, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor Stefan A. Müller-Lissner, Department of Internal Medicine, Park-Klinik Weissensee, Schoenstrasse 80, D-13086 Berlin, Germany; mueli{at}park-klinik.com

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Clinical presentation

A 50-year-old man presented to our emergency department because of worsening abdominal pain of 2 days duration accompanied by fever. Upon admission the middle and lower abdomen was moderately painful upon palpation. His temperature was 38.8°C. Laboratory tests showed leucocytosis (15 × 109/l) and thrombocytopenia (61 × 109/l), a C-reactive protein level of 276 mg/l (normal …

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