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‘roids for the Rage

Case Presentation: A 41 year-old African-American woman with recently diagnosed pericarditis presented actively seizing with fixed gaze deviation to the right. When levetiracetam and lorazepam did not break seizure activity, she required sedation with propofol [...]

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Oxalate Nephropathy Causing Acute Renal Failure in a Patient with Gastric Bypass

Case Presentation: A 54-year-old female with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and morbid obesity with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in 2009 presented to the hospital with abdominal pain and was found to have choledocolithiasis and acute [...]

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Insulin Under Duress – Diagnosing and Treating Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome

Case Presentation: A 79-year-old Caucasian non-diabetic male with history of renal cell carcinoma, s/p left nephrectomy in 2005 and coronary artery stent placement 2 months prior and on Clopidogrel, presented with acute onset sweating and [...]

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When Steroids Aren’t the Right Answer: A Curious Case of Vasculitis

Case Presentation: A 55-year-old man with gastroesophageal reflux disease and prostate cancer status post radical prostatectomy presented with a 3-year history of non-healing skin ulcerations. He was initially diagnosed with vasculitis and started on immunosuppressive [...]

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Pott’s Disease Following Intravesical Bcg Therapy

Case Presentation: Intravesical administration of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), a live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, is used as an adjunctive therapy for superficial bladder cancer. Although mostly well tolerated, disseminated infections can occur rarely. We [...]

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Precipitation of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency by Thyroid Supplementation in a Patient with Undiagnosed Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type Ii

Case Presentation: A 42 year-old woman with a history of hypothyroidism, remote type II diabetes mellitus, and premature ovarian failure (POF) presented to the Emergency Department of an academic community hospital with the one day [...]

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Cat Got Your Tongue?: An Unusual Case of Pasteurella Multocida Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient

Case Presentation: A 56 year old Caucasian male presented to the ED with left tongue swelling. His symptoms started 3 days prior with left neck and facial pain, and he had gone to an ENT [...]

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