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Severe Pulmonary Hypertension in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Case Presentation: 45-year-old male presented with complaints of progressive shortness of breath, dry cough and pleuritic chest pain for the last 3 weeks. He was homeless, HIV-positive since 1992 but noncompliant with HAART. On physical [...]

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Colorectal Ischemia in Anaphylaxis

Case Presentation: A 56-year-old woman with a history of asthma, eczema, food and seasonal allergies presented with anaphylaxis. Earlier that day she experienced vomiting and shortness of breath after inadvertently ingesting peanuts. She subsequently lost [...]

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Ticking Time Bomb: A Case of Babesiosis in a Patient Presenting with Direct Hyperbilirubinemia

Case Presentation: A 71 year old woman with a history only significant for Lyme disease in 2005 presented with complaints of malaise and fatigue for two weeks. One week prior to admission, the patient was evaluated [...]

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A Case of a Nearly-Fatal Pulmonary Embolism in the Setting of Stasis from Extrinsic Venous Compression by a Groin Abscess

Case Presentation: A previously healthy and ambulatory 34-year-old diabetic man presented with left-sided scrotal and groin cellulitis and was admitted to the hospital for intravenous antibiotic therapy. He was placed on appropriate pharmacoprophylaxis for venous [...]

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Isolated Cns Histoplasmosis in Apparent Immunocompetent Host; Mimicking Brain Metastasis

Case Presentation:   We report a 56-year-old male from New Mexico with a 6-month history of weight loss, night sweats, intermittent confusion, and personality changes.  He also reports new onset headache and progressive right-sided weakness. [...]

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When a Common Medication, Has Uncommon Side Effects. Cefuroxime Induced Thrombocytopenia

Case Presentation: A 69 y/o male with no known PMH with a complicated hospital course highlighted by PE s/p TPA, AWSTEMI s/p DES to pLAD and septic shock leading to AKI requiring CVVH. For septic shock, [...]

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The Truth Is in the Smear

Case Presentation: A 34-year-old Liberian woman with a history of HIV and AIDS diagnosed 10 years prior had not been taking anti-retroviral therapy for the past four years when she presented with two weeks of [...]

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As Molly Takes the Party Toll: Mdma Toxicity Presenting As Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Case Presentation: A 33-year-old asthmatic female presented with a one-day history of productive cough and dyspnea. She reported occasional blood tinged sputum on the day of admission. Clinical exam revealed crackles on the right side. [...]

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Not Your Typical Complements: Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Secondary to Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 36-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with one day of fever and an episode of presyncope in the setting of 3 weeks of sinus pressure and headache.  She denied [...]

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Wernicke’s Encephalopathy After Bariatric Surgery in a Patient with Psychiatric Comorbidities

Case Presentation: A 31-year-old female with history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), morbid obesity, and eight weeks status-post sleeve gastrectomy presented with 50-pound weight loss and mental status changes. Other symptoms included nausea, vomiting, and [...]

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