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The Evil Side of Ertapenem

Case Presentation: A 90 year old female, with diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension and osteoporosis presented to our emergency room with altered mental status for 5 days. The patient had been treated for jaw osteonecrosis [...]

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Pyelonephritis in an Immunocompromised Patient: An Uncommon Presentation of the Common Cold

Case Presentation: A 30-year-old woman with a history of a renal transplant for lupus nephritis presented with ten days of painful urination, pain over her transplanted kidney, and “hawaiian punch” urine. She also complained of [...]

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Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis : Not for the Lighthearted

Case Presentation: A 50 year old caucasian male with past medical history of asthma and chronic sinusitis presented with a 1-week history of worsening gradual onset exertional dyspnea. He denied orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, syncopal episode, [...]

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When Clinical Suspicion and Imaging Don’t Match: An Interesting Case of Fuo

Case Presentation: A 67 year-old man with history of transient ischemic attack, coronary artery disease, and peripheral artery disease status post aorto-iliac graft in 1994 presented with intermittent fevers, chills, and intense rigors. Symptoms started [...]

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Is the Patient Bleeding Again? A Curious Case of GI Bleeding

Case Presentation: 53-year-old female with past medical history of alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis who had multiple admissions with hematemesis and melena, abdominal pain, fatigue and severe microcytic anemia. During her first admission patient was found [...]

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A Classic Case of Invasive Klebsiella Pneumoniae Liver Abscess Syndrome with Metastatic Septic Arthritis

Case Presentation: A 53 year old Chinese female with no PMH presented with 1 week history of nausea, abdominal pain, fever, chills and fatigue. Abdominal pain was not related to food and she denied headache [...]

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Diagnosis of Disseminated Gonococcal Infection Complicated by Acute Hepatitis B Infection

Case Presentation: A 49-year-old Caucasian male presented with a two-week history of progressive asymmetrical arthralgias. He denied trauma, fevers or rashes. He endorsed night sweats. Symptoms progressed such that he was unable to walk due [...]

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A Case of Jamaican Stone

Case Presentation: 43 year old male with history of HTN and HLD presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and tongue numbness two hours after ingesting one centimeter of “Jamaican stone”. He [...]

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Simple Carbs, Complex Case

Case Presentation: 72 year old woman presented for evaluation of recurrent hypoglycemia for 6 weeks. Hypoglycemic episodes were almost always post prandial. She has history of gastric restriction surgery 4 years ago due to obesity [...]

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