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When the skin gives the alarm
  1. M Lemyze,
  2. R Favory
  1. Department of Critical Care Medicine, Calmette Hospital, Lille II University, Lille, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Lemyze, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Calmette Hospital, Bd du Pr Jules Leclercq, 59031 Lille, France; malcolmlemyze{at}yahoo.fr

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A 74-year-old man was referred to our intensive care unit after a 2-day history of dehydration due to gastrointestinal losses and fever. On admission, his heart rate was 120 beats per minute, his blood pressure was 120/70, his respiratory rate was 30 breaths per minute and his …

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