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Not Just Another Another Dvt

Case Presentation: An 82 year-old woman with past medical history of diabetes and hypertension presented with left lower extremity swelling and fever for 1 day. The patient noted gradual development of leg swelling over 24 [...]

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A Case of Sweet’s Syndrome in a Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease That Almost Went Undiagnosed

Case Presentation: A 47-year-old Caucasian woman presented with severe vomiting and abdominal pain for three days. Her past medical history revealed that she was diagnosed in 2010 with ulcerative colitis proctitis and was recently started [...]

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Double Whammy, Triple Scary

Case Presentation: A 74 year old, non-diabetic Singaporean male was hospitalized following 3 weeks of left iliac fossa pain.  Computed tomography showed marked mural thickening and enhancement of descending and sigmoid colon with extensive pericolic [...]

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West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease in a Patient with Orthotopic Heart Transplant

Case Presentation: The patient is a 78 year old male with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy status-post orthotopic heart transplant on tacrolimus and mycophenolic acid, who presented to the emergency department with 4 days of [...]

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Sepsis with a Twist of Lyme

Case Presentation: A 57 year-old man living in the Northeastern U.S. with hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis, neither treated, underwent surgery for retinal detachment. 1 week post-operatively he developed severe frontal headache, arthalgias, myalgias, malaise, [...]

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Stumped by the Shunt

Case Presentation:  63-year-old female admitted to neurosurgery for lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt placement for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, 35 days after craniotomy for epidermoid tumor resection. Patient had no relevant prior history. After LP shunt placement, [...]

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A Hawk Strikes from Beyond the Grave

Case Presentation: A 40 year old diabetic Native American male presented with progressive confusion of a few days duration.  Patient was transferred from an outside facility with concern for lymphoma due to associated lymphadenopathy and [...]

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A Royal Pain in the Neck

Case Presentation: A 81 year old Asian woman with past medical history of diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and arthritis presented with fever and five days of worsening neck stiffness and pain, worsened by neck [...]

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