Case and analysis by Angela R. York, FNP-C, and, Author at Clinical Advisor

Case and analysis by Angela R. York, FNP-C, and

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An elderly woman with GI bleeding, ataxia, and an unexpected twist

Symptoms of fatigue and history of breast cancer raise clinicians’ concerns over development of a new primary cancer. Ms. Q, a 70-year-old retired clinician, presented with a six-month history of weight loss (30 lb), falling down, fatigue, anorexia, low-grade fevers, and bloody stools. Her medical history was significant for mitral valve prolapse; infective endocarditis (IE)…

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