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Title: De oplossing zit soms in een klein doosje ...
Author(s): DE GREEF Y, CALLE P
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 61 Issue: 12 Date: 2005
The solution is not always immediately apparent...
We report the case of a 77-year-old woman who presented herself with anorexia, weight loss and visual disturbances due to digitalis toxicity.
Initial diagnosis was hard to deal with as her home medication contained magistral preparations whose precise composition was not known at the time of admission.
The presenting features, predisposing factors and treatment of digitalis toxicity are discussed.
It is emphasized that the attending physicians should pay a scrupulous attention to the composition of all medications used by the patients who seek their advice.