Case Report: Lupus - 'the great mimic'
Hazel is 50 years old and emigrated from the Philippines when she was 25. She works as a waitress, is married, and she and her husband have one child.
She presents saying she has been experiencing episodes of dizziness for a week or so. The episodes last several minutes and she has fallen but not injured herself or lost consciousness.
A careful inquiry makes it apparent she has probably fainted and there has been no vertigo and no involuntary movements.
Hazel is well-known to you. She has undergone a cholecystectomy in the recent past and is taking no medications