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Thirty‐One‐Year‐Old Man with Hookworm Infection and Complicated Treatment

Case Presentation: This is a 31‐year‐old man with no significant medical history who presented with 2 weeks of progressive lower abdominal pain, nausea, and anorexia. The patient otherwise denied fevers, chills, chest pain, shortness of [...]

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Tremors After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Case of Parkinsonism Following Heart Surgery

Case Presentation: This 67‐year‐old white male patient with a medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure (EF 20%) presented to the hospital with decompensated heart failure. [...]

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Eosinophilic Pneumonia: An Important Adverse Reaction of Daptomycin

Case Presentation: A 65‐year‐old man with a medical history of hypertension, tobacco use, a recent L3–L5 laminectomy, and posterior spinal fusion was hospitalized with fever, dyspnea, and pleuritic chest pain of 2 days' duration. A [...]

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Not Just Another Cause of Confusion — a Rare Case of Steroid‐Responsive Encephalopathy

Case Presentation: A 76‐year‐old white man with a medical history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease and hypertension presented to the emergency department with clouding of consciousness for 1 day. His vital signs [...]

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The Diagnostic Dilemma in Fever of Unknown Origin

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 49‐year old woman presented for admission after a syncopal episode. She had a 4‐ month history of fever (104°F), sweats, rigors, 40‐pound weight loss, and abdominal pain associated with alternating [...]

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The Mysterious Lesions on My Ear After That Nightclub Experience!

Case Presentation: A 38‐year‐old man presented with complaints of left ear pain and black discoloration for 1 day. He denied any hearing loss, aural fullness, discharge, or fever. His medical history included a history of [...]

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Chronic Diarrhea in a Vietnam War Veteran

Case Presentation: A 63‐year‐old male Vietnam War veteran noted a 6‐month history of watery diarrhea; he was admitted for volume depletion. The patient had been in Vietnam for 1 year in 1970; there were no [...]

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in the Setting of Severe Hyperglycemia

Case Presentation: A 78‐year‐old African American woman with a medical history of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes was brought to ED with change in mental status. Patient was living by herself and the family [...]

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Acute Coronary Thrombosis As the Presenting Symptom in a Patient with Essential Thrombocytosis: A Case Report

Case Presentation: This is a 51‐year‐old man with no significant medical history who presented to an outside hospital with a 1‐day complaint of sudden‐onset left‐sided chest pain radiating to the left shoulder, associated with diaphoresis [...]

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Diabetes Insipidus Without the Thirst

Case Presentation: A 56‐year‐old woman with a history of cerebral aneurysm status post clip placement, seizures, hypertension, diabetes insipidus, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, and multiple DVTs presented to the ER after being found down in [...]

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Simultaneous Cns Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome and Lupus Nephritis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Case Presentation: The patient was a 71‐year‐old white man with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with confusion, gait impairment, and left‐sided visual neglect. A brain MRI showed multiple areas of ischemic infarct involving bilateral cerebral [...]

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100 Pounds of Unintentional Weight Loss: An Old Foe with a New Presentation

Case Presentation: A 52‐year‐old previously healthy man with history of prior alcohol dependence and a Billroth II procedure 25 years ago for peptic ulcer disease presented with 100 pounds of unintentional weight loss associated with [...]

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Abdominal Pain and Hearing Loss: An Unusual Presentation of Malignant Pheochromocytoma

Case Presentation: A 53‐year‐old African American man presented with 1 month of diffuse abdominal pain associated with nausea, emesis, and anorexia. He also reported 15 pounds of unintentional weight loss and fatigue. He denied any [...]

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Ban What Syndrome? — Banwarth Syndrome Due to Lyme Disease

Case Presentation: A 65‐year‐old man presented with a 4‐week history of general malaise, headaches, low‐grade fevers, and bilateral upper‐extremity pain. He denied having episodes of chills, vomiting, or photophobia. He lives in a wooded area [...]

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Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Case Presentation: A 60‐year‐old woman presented with acute shortness of breath at rest requiring intubation. She denied any preceding fever, chills, chest pain, or diarrhea. Her medical history included stage IV gallbladder cancer treated with [...]

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