Sore throat: a trivial complaint masking a life-threatening conditionSore throat: a trivial complaint masking a life-threatening condition
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO)
Medical journal of Australia. - Sydney
190(2009):8, p. 454-456
University of Antwerp
A 68-year-old man presented to our general district hospital in December 2006 with the chief complaint of sore throat, which had started abruptly 2 hours earlier. The pain was described as intense with a stabbing character. He reported minimal improvement after being given 10 mg of morphine subcutaneously.