Cases

Case Report: Lethargy?

August 11, 2020

Our latest case report from Dr. Brady Pregerson. Do you know the appropriate diagnosis?

Case Report: Junctional Bradycardia in a 42-Year-Old Male

July 25, 2020

A 42-year-old male with a history of cryptogenic stroke on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) presents to the emergency department for 12 hours of left facial and left finger numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Case Report: Congestive Heart Failure?

July 23, 2020

A 72-year-old male with a history of ESRD, CHF and DM presents to the hospital with 6 weeks of slowly progressive leg edema and 3 weeks of SOB/DOE that has become much worse over the past 24 hours and is associated with a new cough. What's your diagnosis?

Case Report: 52-year-old woman with MS and generalized weakness

February 11, 2020

A 52-year-old female with a history of multiple sclerosis presents to the emergency department for generalized weakness and trouble swallowing. Blood tests are ordered. Can you diagnose this patient?

Case Report: 62-year-old man with shortness of breath after taking antibiotic

January 15, 2020

A 62-year-old male with history of coronary artery disease and prior coronary bypass surgery eight years ago presents to the emergency department after having two days of intermittent shortness of breath since starting cephalexin (Keflex) for a skin infection three days ago. He states the shortness of breath seems to get worse about an hour after taking cephalexin (Keflex). Can you diagnose this patient?

Case Report: 52-year-old lethargic woman with nystagmus

November 27, 2019

A 52-year-old female with a history of diabetes, alcoholism, anxiety and major depression is brought to the emergency department for altered mental status and a possible drug overdose. What's your diagnosis?

Case Report: An elderly man with coronary artery disease and a pacemaker

November 26, 2019

A 72-year-old man with a history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, anxiety and a pacemaker presents to the emergency department for seven hours of non-radiating chest pain associated with dyspnea. He denies syncope, palpitations, fever, cough or other complaints. What's your diagnosis?

Case Report: A 72-year-old woman with hypertension and palpitations

November 26, 2019

A 72-year-old female with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes presents to the emergency department for three days of intermittent palpitations and shortness of breath. She states that she has had trouble climbing the stairs in home. She denies any chest pain, syncope or near syncope, cough or other complaints. What's your diagnosis?

Case Report: A 72-year-old man with weakness and an irregular EKG

October 16, 2019

A 72-year-old man with a history of advanced dementia is brought from home by paramedics for approximately one week of cough followed by two days of worsening shortness of breath and now a syncopal episode. An albuterol treatment was given en route for wheezing. Learn more in this case report.

Case Report: A 34-year-old male with radiating chest pain

August 07, 2019

A 34-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents to the emergency department with 10 hours of constant chest pain radiating into his back that started last night. What's your diagnosis?