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Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease: A Case Presentation and Literature Review

Case Presentation: A 59‐year‐old otherwise healthy man initially developed mood changes 6 months prior to admission. Over the ensuing months, the patient developed decreased executive cognitive function and was noted to have difficulty walking. These [...]

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The Importance of In‐Person Review of Imaging Test Results

Case Presentation: A 47‐year‐old Hispanic man with active intravenous heroin abuse presented with 2‐3 weeks of severe (“11”/10) chest discomfort. The pain was described as constant, though the severity waxed and waned, and located substernally [...]

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Sulfasalazine‐Induced Pulmonary Disease: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Case Presentation: This is a 66‐year‐old woman with no diagnoses of any pulmonary diseases or any occupational exposures but with ulcerative colitis diagnosed 9 months prior to admission for which she was started on sulfasalazine, [...]

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A Rare Cause of Obstructive Jaundice

Case Presentation: A 62‐year‐old woman with a history of stage IIB squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix was treated with total abdominal hysterectomy–bilateral salpingo‐oophorectomy and chemoradiotherapy in 2003. In September 2011 the patient presented to [...]

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Erythema Multiforme “Walks” in

Case Presentation: A 64‐year‐old woman with a medical history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension presented with painful swelling of the lips, tongue, and neck. She had been suffering from several weeks of [...]

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When Eczema Changes

Case Presentation: A 5‐month‐old female with worsening skin rash for 2 months was admitted for evaluation. The rash began as generalized flesh colored papules on the upper chest and antecubital fossae. Initially, the patient was [...]

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Dyspnea, Wheezes, and Cough: Not Always the Usual Suspect

Case Presentation: This is a 53‐year‐old woman with a history of asthma since childhood. Over the course of a year her dyspnea and wheezing worsened, severely limiting her functional status. She was treated with multiple [...]

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Orbital Immunoglobulin G4–Related Disease in a Diabetic Patient — a Case Presentation and Literature Review

Case Presentation: Mr. C. is a 56‐year‐old Korean man with a history of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and alcohol and tobacco abuse for the past 30 years who presented with left eye swelling, itching, and [...]

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Ulcerative Cutaneous Lesions Synchronously Present with the Diagnosis of Primary Lung Cancer

Case Presentation: A 70‐year‐old male patient was admitted to the hospital with a 2‐month history of progressive worsening productive cough and exertional shortness of breath. His condition associated with malaise, loss of appetite and loss [...]

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Silicone but Not Smooth

Case Presentation: A 52‐year‐old woman was admitted with hypercalcemia. She had a 1‐year history of hypertension. One week before admission she presented to an outside hospital with weakness and a calcium level of 17 mg/dL. [...]

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Painful Position

Case Presentation: A 61‐year‐old man developed acute renal failure and difficulty ambulating 2 days after radical perineal prostatectomy. He complained of bilateral lower leg pain, numbness, tingling in his toes, and shooting pains in his [...]

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The Antibiotics Are Just Not Helping: An Unusual Organism Masquerading As a Usual Pneumonia

Case Presentation: A 57‐year‐old man with HIV (CD4 count of 7), not currently on antiretroviral treatment, presented with 2 days of fever and cough. On physical exam, he was found to have fever, tachycardia, and [...]

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Refractory “Psoriatic Arthritis” Due to Infliximab?

Case Presentation: A 47‐year‐old woman with a history of psoriasis who had been on infliximab for more than 9 months presented with fevers, myalgias, worsening of her psoriatic rash, and painful swollen hand joints. She [...]

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Complicated by Pneumomediastinum

Case Presentation: A 29‐year‐old man with type 1 diabetes of 10 years presented with abdominal pain for 2 days. The pain was located in the midepigastrium, was nonradiating, associated with nausea and bilious, nonbloody vomiting. [...]

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