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CASE REPORT
The illness experience of an undocumented immigrant in the USA
  1. Jared G Blommel,
  2. Andres R Chacon,
  3. Stuart J Bagatell
  1. University of Miami/JFK Medical Center Palm Beach Regional GME Consortium, The Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Jared G Blommel, jared.blommel{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors SJB: identified the patient’s case as being a potential report, conceived the clinical lessons, wrote the clinical aspects of the case presentation and created a narrative for what optimal treatment would have been like for the patient. ARC: spoke with the patient to write his illness experience, beliefs, and a more comprehensive biography. JGB: identified the global health problem list and the framework for the analysis, adapting the clinical lessons to fit a global health perspective.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors SJB: identified the patient’s case as being a potential report, conceived the clinical lessons, wrote the clinical aspects of the case presentation and created a narrative for what optimal treatment would have been like for the patient. ARC: spoke with the patient to write his illness experience, beliefs, and a more comprehensive biography. JGB: identified the global health problem list and the framework for the analysis, adapting the clinical lessons to fit a global health perspective.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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