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A professional kitesurfer with multiple liver lesions

Stefan Buchholz and George Rudan
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (10): 590-591.
Published online: 19 November 2007

A 35-year-old British man was admitted with a 2-week history of abdominal discomfort, fatigue and intermittent high fevers associated with drenching night sweats. He reported having returned to Australia 2 months before presentation from a 12-year around-the-world trip, having travelled extensively for 6 months through South-East Asia and northern Australia. Before that, he had been to Argentina, the Maldives, Egypt, India and Cambodia, where he had worked as a professional kitesurfing instructor.

  • Stefan Buchholz1
  • George Rudan2

  • Department of Cardiology, Manly District Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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