12th May 2017, Volume 130 Number 1455

Michael Plunkett, Hugh De Lautour, Adam Worthington

A 35-year-old female presented with a two-day history of severe neck pain and stiffness—particularly on the left—and moderate odynophagia. She had no history of fevers or trauma. She had tenderness…

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Author Information

Michael Plunkett, Registrar in General Medicine, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland; Hugh De Lautour, General Physician and Rheumatologist, Department of Medicine, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland; Adam Worthington, Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland.

Correspondence

Michael Plunkett, Department of General Medicine, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Private Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640.

Correspondence Email

michaelplunkett2@gmail.com

Competing Interests

Nil.

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