Case 85 – the beginning

Welcome to our new case. We need your help urgently.

Our patient is a 55 year old man who is drowsy and confused. His friend is extremely worried and has brought him to the Medical Admissions Unit front door for help.

Our patient has been a bit muddled for a few days but is now barely responding to voice and is snoring loudly. His friend reports that our patient does not drink any alcohol, he does not take any recreational drugs or regular prescription medications.

Yesterday, our patient mentioned to his friend that he has an urgent Haematology clinic appointment next week – but his friend is not sure why.

Questions

  • How would you further assess our patient?
  • What initial investigations would you perform?

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