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Table 1 Patient cases

From: Details acquired from medical history and patients’ experience of empathy – two sides of the same coin

  Case description Diagnosis
Case 1 5-year-old girl with fatigue and abdominal pain (case was presented by her worried mother) Coeliac disease
Case 2 53-year-old man with increasing weakness and haemoptoe Wegener’s granulomatosis
Case 3 58-year-old woman with abdominal pain Perforated sigmoid diverticulitis
Case 4 65-year-old woman with difficulties to speak and to swallow (accompanied by her husband) Myasthenia gravis
Case 5 36-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis and fever Varicella zoster infection
  1. Description and diagnoses of the five patient cases.