BronchitisA 42-year-old male comes to your office after a bout of hemoptysis 2 days prior that he said was “concerning.”
meningitisA 43-year-old African American female came to the emergency department of our institution with 1-week history of headache and fever.
Granulomatous cheilitisA 47-year-old African American female presents to her primary care physician with a 1- month history of a persistent swollen left lower lip.
coumadinLH is a 60-year-old white male with a 10-year history of longstanding hypertension as well as systolic heart failure (sys-HF) with a reduced ejection fraction (EF) of 20%.
Case In PointA 21-year-old female initially presented to her primary care physician with a 1-week history of right eye redness, eyelid swelling, thin drainage, and a gritty sensation in her eye.
NeurocysticercosisA 33-year-old Asian American female who came to our practice with her husband complaining of intermittent dizziness and near-syncopal attacks that have been going on for 10 years now.
dermoidA 59-year-old woman with past history of seizure disorder of unknown etiology since childhood came to hospital for incision and drainage of a right thigh abscess.
SeizureCT scan also showed conjugately deviated pupils to the right side, which is highly specific for seizures
Hodgkin LymphomaA 59-year-old male presents with a pruritic eruption on his trunk and proximal extremities of a few months duration that started 2 to 3 months prior.
Gastrointestinal DisordersThis article features a collection of photo-based cases of gastrointestinal disorders including zenker diverticulum, duodenal adenocarcinoma, and strongyloidiasis.
Insulin ManagementInsulin should be discussed early with patients who are beginning to show progression of their diabetes to ease the transition when the time to start insulin therapy arrives.
diarrheaA 32-year-old woman presents with diarrhea of about 36 hours duration
lichen simplex chronicusA 60-year-old male presented for evaluation and treatment of persistent itching involving the anterior half of his scrotum.
Lichen planusA 68-year-old male presented for evaluation of a unilateral, itchy eruption confined to the left inguinal crease only.
mastocytosisA 21-year-old female presented with a 4-year history of numerous reddish brown macules on her trunk and extremities.
Arterial and Venous ThrombosisThis months’ Top Paper took Polonius’ advice to Laertes in Hamlet and penned a succinct review of new thrombosis guidelines. Since the primary document is meant to serve as a reference source, consider this as quick go-to guide.
CommentaryThe skill of presentation is fundamental to practicing medicine. It is important to convey the logic behind your actions, both in writing or oral presentation.
ebola, enterovirusFrom Ebola to enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and chikungunya, widespread diseases have recently captured national and international headlines. Primary care practitioners are often the first to see these patients who may be seriously ill and in need of medical treatment.