Cases

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?

Case Report: Repeated Fainting Spells

August 07, 2019

A 22-year-old male with no significant past medical history is brought to the emergency department for syncope. He was getting a haircut when he fainted. What's your diagnosis?