Case 39-1993: An 83-Year-Old Woman with Hypertension, Sudden Severe Back Pain, and Anuria

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, Timothy E. Guiney, John T. Fallon

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Abstract

Presentation of Case An 83-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of severe upper-back pain, hypertension, and anuria. There was a history of hypertension that dated back 34 years and was treated in recent years with propranolol, atenolol, and hydrochlorothiazide-triamterene at various times. She had smoked half a pack of cigarettes daily for unknown years. Ten years before admission the patient began to have transient cerebral ischemic attacks that were characterized by weakness and numbness of the left hand and arm. Two years thereafter a right cerebrovascular accident was treated at another hospital, with a satisfactory recovery. Three months…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028-1033
Number of pages6
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume329
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Sep 1993

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