Published: 11 August 2022
Author(s): Andreína Vasconcelos, Bárbara Rodrigues, Pedro Gonçalo Ferreira
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

A 43-year-old non-smoker man presented to the emergency department with exertional dyspnoea and left pleuritic pain lasting for 3 days. He denied fever and cough and described a history of pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis and multiple opportunistic infections, namely angio-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and pulmonary and brain Nocardia sp. Infections, the brain abscess requiring surgical excision and causing squeal epilepsy. He was chronically medicated with rivaroxaban 20 mg id, Levetiracetam 500 mg bid and co-trimoxazole 960 mg bid 3 times a week.


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