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“Banana boating”
  1. J O'donnell,
  2. K L Wilson,
  3. D H Caesar
  1. Accident & Emergency Department, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9YW, UK

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    Editor,—We wish to report two patients who presented to our accident and emergency department having recently returned from holidays abroad, where they had partaken in “banana boating”, an increasingly popular holiday activity.

    Case 1

    A 55 year old man who had been a passenger on a “banana boat” six days previously for approximately 30 minutes, presented with a history of weakness and swelling of both arms for three days. On examination he had gross pitting oedema of both forearms but had a full range of movements of both arms. Urinalysis and serum urea and electrolytes were …

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