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Adam Rubin, MD

NOVA STUDENT

VALLE ANDALUCIA CALLE SANTILLA

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Elderly Man With Weakness, Poor Appetite, and Abdominal Cramping on Defecation

March 01, 2006

An 83-year-old man complains of weakness, easy fatigability, and poor appetitethat began 4 to 6 weeks ago. He becomes short of breath on his daily walksand has lost about 20 pounds over the last 3 months. He denies nocturia,paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, exertional chest pain, fever, cough, melena,and hematochezia. His only GI symptom is occasional crampy abdominal painwith bowel movements.

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