A. Spring, R. Owens, M. Fratita, M. O’Dwyer
Spring et al report a case of high anion gap metabolic acidosis in a patient being treated for a prostetic hip infection. The precipitating cause was pyroglutamic acidosis. The risks of concurrent use of paracetamol and flucloxacillin in the development of the disorder has previously been reported. The flucloxacillin and paracetamol was discontinued and the patient was treated with IV N-acetylcysteine.
C. Newman, S.E. McQuaid
Newman and McQuaid describe a case of plantar fibromatosis in a patient with type 2 diabetes and alcohol excess. There is a strong male preponderance.
B. Di Giovanni, W. Newmarch, M. Weiler, B. Casserly, T. Scanlon
Giovanni et al describe a 44 year old woman who presented with a cough. The chest x-ray showed a suspicious lesion. The ultimate diagnosis was an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT). It was benign and successfully removed at surgery.
A. Daly, O. Franklin, L. Nölke
Daly et al describe a 3 day old infant with cyanosis. An ECHO showed a right atrial mass. At surgery an atrial haemangioma was excised. The infant made a good recovery.