Autoimmune

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Abstract Number: 961

SUGAR? NO, PLEASE!

Case Presentation: A 53-year-old male with no history of diabetes was admitted to the hospital due to complaints of severe fatigue, dizziness, and abrupt weight loss. He was found to have a random blood glucose [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:41:07+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on SUGAR? NO, PLEASE!

Abstract Number: 732

WHEN STATINS ATTACK: A CASE OF NECROTIZING AUTOIMMUNE MYOPATHY

Case Presentation: Statins are commonly prescribed medications that reduce cardiovascular disease. Their side effect profile consists of muscle-related adverse effects that are classified into toxic or autoimmune forms. We present a case of statin-induced necrotizing [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:34:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on WHEN STATINS ATTACK: A CASE OF NECROTIZING AUTOIMMUNE MYOPATHY

Abstract Number: 548

AN UNCANNY SWEET SIDE OF ATEZOLIZUMAB

Case Presentation: 90-year-old female presented with generalized weakness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea of 3 days duration. She also reported anorexia but denied any fever, chills, abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath and cough. Vital [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:29:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on AN UNCANNY SWEET SIDE OF ATEZOLIZUMAB

HM2018 Abstract Number: 859

Atypical Acute Encephalitis Due to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor

Case Presentation: An 84-year-old man with stage II non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma had tumor recurrence in the lungs after lobectomy. For first line systemic therapy he was started on pembrolizumab, a monoclonal antibody immune checkpoint [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:11+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Atypical Acute Encephalitis Due to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor

HM2018 Abstract Number: 449

A CASE OF VOGT-KAYANAGI-HARADA DISEASE AS SEQUELA OF DRESS

Case Presentation: A 32 yo male presented after 1 week of high spiking fevers and a pruritic rash. Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim had been started 5 weeks prior. Treatment was started with antihistamines, topical steroids, and prednisone 60mg [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:43+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on A CASE OF VOGT-KAYANAGI-HARADA DISEASE AS SEQUELA OF DRESS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 551

A DIAGNOSTIC CONUNDRUM: PARANEOPLASTIC SWEET’S SYNDROME MASQUERADING AS NECROTIZING FASCIITIS IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA

Case Presentation: The patient was a 57 year old male with IgG lambda MM (Multiple Myeloma) without remission after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. One month after transplantation, he developed erythematous right flank swelling, high [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on A DIAGNOSTIC CONUNDRUM: PARANEOPLASTIC SWEET’S SYNDROME MASQUERADING AS NECROTIZING FASCIITIS IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA

HM2017 Abstract Number: 669

SHE’S NOT CRAZY; A CASE OF ANTI-NMDA RECEPTOR ENCEPHALITIS

Case Presentation: A 36-year-old female with no clear past medical history other than possible mood disorder presented after three days of decreased level of consciousness. Associated symptoms included body aches, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:05:56+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on SHE’S NOT CRAZY; A CASE OF ANTI-NMDA RECEPTOR ENCEPHALITIS

HM2017 Abstract Number: 371

THE CASE OF THE VANISHING PANCREATIC MASS

Case Presentation: A 44 year old gentleman with a past medical history significant for Crohn’s disease presented for evaluation of painless jaundice and a pancreatic mass in the setting of significant unintentional weight loss and [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:38:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on THE CASE OF THE VANISHING PANCREATIC MASS

HM2016 Abstract Number: 476

A Case of Stiff-Person Syndrome: An Elusive Diagnosis

Case Presentation: A generally healthy 36 year old female began experiencing stiffness in her lower back with persistent aching pain. The discomfort progressively worsened over several weeks prompting multiple emergency room visits. She began to [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on A Case of Stiff-Person Syndrome: An Elusive Diagnosis

HM2016 Abstract Number: 540

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 [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Insulin Under Duress – Diagnosing and Treating Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome

HM2016 Abstract Number: 749

Sarcoidosis in a Patient on Adalimumab

Case Presentation: A 34-year-old male patient with a history of psoriatic arthritis on treatment with methotrexate was started on leflunomide. After few months, because of the persistent symptoms and lack of response to leflunamide, he [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Sarcoidosis in a Patient on Adalimumab

HM2016 Abstract Number: 598

Reconsider “Idiopathic” Thrombocytopenic Purpura When It’s Refractory

Case Presentation: A 77 year old Jehovah’s Witness woman presented with one month of petechial rash, epistaxis and oral mucosal bleeding. There was no recent travel or infectious illness. She denied herbal or toxic ingestions. [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Reconsider “Idiopathic” Thrombocytopenic Purpura When It’s Refractory

HM2016 Abstract Number: 567

An Uncommon Case of Acute Central and Peripheral Demyelination

Case Presentation: A 23 year old female with no significant medical history  presented to another hospital with progressive paresthesisas and lower extremity weakness for 6 weeks. Within 24 hours of admission she rapidly declined, requiring [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on An Uncommon Case of Acute Central and Peripheral Demyelination