A 24 year-old Malawian woman was admitted to the Department of Medicine of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in January with the complaint of: intermittent numbness of hands and feet and sometimes of the lips, over a period of 5 months, and of: stiff and painful hands for 2 days prior to presentation. Systemic inquiry revealed heart palpitations, dizziness, easy fatigability and intermittent episodes of diarrhoea over the same period of time. Her symptoms started after the birth of her third child by uncomplicated vaginal delivery in a hospital. She was a housewife with no significant previous medical or surgical history. During the time of her illness, she had taken courses of penicillin, co-trimoxazole and paracetamol. She had no known drug allergy.
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