A 37-year-old man is evaluated for a 4-month history of progressively worsening red, scaly lesions involving the scalp, trunk, and extremities. During the past month, he also has had pain in the hands and feet and has lost 4.5 kg (10.0 lb). Aspirin
A 50-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on the back of her elbows and knees. A similar rash has occurred in the past, with her first episode as a young adult.A 50-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on the back of her elbows and knees. A
A 28-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for a 1-week history of progressive headache associated with nausea and vomiting. Medical history is significant for HIV infection. She is nonadherent to her antiretroviral therapy regimen
A 31-year-old woman is evaluated for a 5-day history of a nonpainful cutaneous lesion on the back of her left hand. She works as a packer in a parcel distribution center. She does not recall injury to this area and reports no unusual employment or
This is the best test when looking for blood, Dr. Paauw said. ... Outside tests include a normal CBC, ESR, TSH, SMA 20, Monospot test, and negative HIV test.
MKSAP quiz: Test yourself with infectious diseases vignettes on sudden drop in blood pressure with onset of fever, odynophagia in AIDS, and a persistent sore on the forearm.
Pseudothrombocytopenia is a laboratory artifact in which platelets drawn into an ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-anticoagulated test tube clump and fail to be counted accurately by the automated counter, resulting in a
A 31-year-old man is evaluated for follow-up 2 days after an emergency department visit for palpitations. He reports intermittent palpitations and occasional episodes of shortness of breath. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
Mammogram, Pap test, and colonoscopy, all performed within the last year, were normal. ... an inadequate screening and diagnostic test.
The left panel of this angiography shows thrombosis of the right carotid artery such as might occur in a patient who presents to the emergency department with an acute symptomatic ischemic stroke. The right panel demonstrates the return of vascular