Recurrent malaise and oedema in a 35-year-old female
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Sir: Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is an exceedingly rare condition and is a rare cause of hypovolaemic shock. We report the case of an exacerbation of SCLS requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intensive care.
A 35-year-old lady presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of malaise, weakness, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and generalised oedema. She had experienced malaise approximately once weekly over the previous 8 months. One severe episode 3 months previously had required hospital admission and aggressive fluid resuscitation for hypovolaemia. She had no other significant medical history.
KeywordsTheophylline Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Terbutaline Aminophylline Capillary Leak
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