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Causal Relationships in Health and Disease

  • Bryan Kestenbaum
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Abstract

In July of 1998, a 55-year-old man developed a new and unusual appearing rash on both of his arms. His symptoms began approximately 3 weeks earlier, when he first experienced weakness in his left hand. His physician ordered a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain, which was normal. Suspecting that the man’s symptoms were caused by a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, the physician prescribed aspirin.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryan Kestenbaum
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  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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