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Image IQ: 13-Year-Old Complains of Abdominal Pain, Red Dots, and Overheating

June 30, 2020

How good are your diagnostic skills?  Test them here with this month's Visual Dx quiz!

Image IQ: Syncope, Seizure and Hypokalemia ...Can You Diagnose This Patient?

May 05, 2020

A 17-year-old teen went to the ED after suffering his second syncopal episode in the last 6 months. He had shrugged off the first episode as not eating enough before a jog, but this time he hadn’t been doing anything active and his parents witnessed the syncope and what appeared to be a seizure. He reported that he had been feeling heart palpitations prior to the event. Further blood tests showed hypokalemia.

Image IQ: Petechia and Palpable Purpura on the Palms of Hands, Fingers, and Toes

April 01, 2020

A 40-year-old woman went to the doctor after petechia and palpable purpura appeared on the palms of her hands, fingers, and toes. She appeared chronically ill and had significant weight loss. Her doctor also noted the presences of Osler nodes. She did not have any recent injuries or skin punctures and reported she had been in good health until the last few weeks.  Based on these clues, how would you diagnose this patient?

Image IQ: 42-year-old man with dizziness and racing heartbeat

March 03, 2020

A 42-year-old man visited the ED complaining of acute onset of dizziness, heart palpitations, and a racing heartbeat. He's been working overtime and drinking caffeinated energy drinks to stay awake. He said he had multiple episodes of faintness over a short period of time. Can you diagnose this patient?

Image IQ: A 66-year-old woman with fatigue and jaw pain

December 05, 2019

A 66-year-old woman was experiencing severe fatigue and jaw pain for more than an hour. When she started feeling short of breath, she was worried enough to head to the ED. She vomited while waiting to be seen and broke out into a cold sweat. Until this event, she had been enjoying her first year of retirement and was rarely at the doctor. What's your diagnosis?

Image IQ: Ripping chest pain and leg weakness

November 27, 2019

A 58-year-old man went to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain he described as “ripping.” The pain radiated down his back. In the ED, he complained of abdominal pain and monoparesis of his left leg. What's your diagnosis?

Image IQ: Chest pain, cough, syncope and shortness of breath

November 05, 2019

An 80-year-old woman who was wheelchair bound due to congestive heart failure was brought to the ED complaining of left-sided chest pain, shortness of breath, cough and syncope. An ECG showed tachycardia. What's your diagnosis?

Image IQ: Irregular ECG

October 02, 2019

A 41-year-old man whose ECG shows an ST elevation with an upwardly convex descent to an inverted T wave in leads V1 and V2. Labs showed hyperkalemia. What's your diagnosis?