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Hacek Me If You Can

Case Presentation: A fifty-three year old woman presented with symptomatic anemia and hemoglobin of 6.8. She also described progressively worsening fatigue, dyspnea on exertion, weight loss and night sweats over the last three months. Given [...]

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The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 27 year old female was admitted with a severe cough and pleuritic chest pain after being treated as an outpatient for tonsillitis/pharyngitis 3 weeks prior to admission.  Her initial outpatient [...]

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An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Disease: Are We Underdiagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease?

Case Presentation: A 67-year-old female with history of chronic kidney disease presented with 3 weeks history of confusion, difficulty walking, and visual hallucinations. Initially, she was alert and oriented without any focal neurologic deficit. Her [...]

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“Hashimoto’s Heart”: Cardiac Tamponade As Presenting Symptom in Patient with Severe Hypothyroidism

Case Presentation: A 52 y.o with a past medical history of uncontrolled, untreated hypertension presented to our hospital with a 3 week history of progressively worsening lower extremity edema and shortness of breath. Review of [...]

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