A 33-year-old postpartum woman presented to our emergency department with dyspnea, orthopnea, and generalized abdominal pain and distention for 2 days. She had been having trouble breathing at rest and had mild relief with sitting upright.
A 26-year-old incarcerated man presented to the emergency department with a complication of osteomyelitis of the left ischium, which had been diagnosed previously.
Myxedema coma is a rare life-threatening endocrine emergency whose consequences include varying degrees of altered mental state, hypothermia, bradycardia, low cardiac output, hypoventilation, and pericardial effusion. The authors present the case of a man with a subdural hematoma triggering severe myxedema coma, resulting in a large pericardial effusion with subsequent cardiopulmonary arrest.
A 29-year-old man presented to our emergency department with an episode of hematemesis associated with epigastric pain. This episode was preceded by excessive dry cough followed by emesis of food with mixed bright red blood clots.
A 39-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with altered mental status, ophthalmoplegia, paroxysms of extremity weakness associated with progressive ataxia, and diminished lower extremity reflexes over the past 8 days.
A 23-year-old woman with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department with acute onset of abdominal bloating and severe cramping. She had gone for a walk about an hour after having eaten dinner and had developed severe abdominal pain.
Nitrous Oxide Use–Induced Vitamin B12 Deficiency With Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord
A 49-year-old man presented to our emergency department with a 1-day history of progressive bilateral lower-extremity weakness and an inability to bear weight.
A 27-year-old man presented to the ED for a headache that had been present for 2 weeks. He reported that the headache was dull, varying in intensity throughout the day, worse in the morning and after work, associated with occasional light sensitivity and shoulder stiffness, and relieved by heat packs and ibuprofen.
Pulmonary Embolism as the Presenting Feature in a Cytomegalovirus-Positive Immunocompromised Patient
A 31-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with a chief concern of fevers and diarrhea for 3 weeks.
A man who presented to the emergency department with altered sensorium tested positive for phencyclidine (PCP) and marijuana.