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A bleeding throat
  1. Geng Ju Tuang,
  2. Abdul Ruhi Ul Azim Liman,
  3. Shankar Ramasundram
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Geng Ju Tuang, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Malaysia; erictgj{at}gmail.com

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Clinical introduction

A 25-year-old woman presented to the ED with an acute onset of haemoptysis preceding sore throat of 3-day duration. There was neither recent foreign body ingestion nor throat trauma. She denied underlying haematological disorders.

On clinical assessment, she was febrile with otherwise stable vital signs. No stridor or muffled voice was demonstrated. There were tender subcentimetre submandibular lymph nodes. Oral cavity examination is shown in figure 1. Her blood parameters, including cell count and coagulation profile, were within …

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Footnotes

  • Contributors GJT and ARUAL were involved in analysing and drafting the manuscript. SR was responsible for correcting and proofreading the final document.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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