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J R Soc Med. 1995 March; 88(3): 151–152.
PMCID: PMC1295135

Surgical shock presenting as lower limb ischaemic rest pain.


Ischaemic rest pain affecting the lower limb is characteristically constant, severe and distressing. Attention is thereby concentrated on the affected leg and its vascular supply which may distract the attending clinician from a precipitating cause. We present two patients with shock that led to acute onset of ischaemic leg pain.

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