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Beyond Crack Lung: A Case of Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia After Crack Cocaine Use

Case Presentation: A 19-year-old female with mild persistent asthma, borderline personality disorder, and substance abuse presented with three days of a non-productive cough and dyspnea. She endorsed generalized malaise and body aches, without fever or [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Beyond Crack Lung: A Case of Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia After Crack Cocaine Use

LEVAMISOLE – INDUCED VASCULITIS: AN EMERGING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM

Case Presentation: A 47-year-old African American woman with poly-substance abuse presented with a facial rash, bilateral hand joint pain and painful ulcers to the lower extremities for one week. Physical examination revealed violaceous tender skin [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:00:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on LEVAMISOLE – INDUCED VASCULITIS: AN EMERGING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM

LEVAMISOLE ADULTERATED COCAINE INDUCED DIFFUSE SKIN NECROSIS – AN EMERGING CONCERN AND A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE

Case Presentation: 29 y.o. female with a history of autoimmune hepatitis presented with worsening lower extremities ulceration. The onset of rash was four months ago during which she visited dermatology clinic. Vitals signs were within [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:58:24+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on LEVAMISOLE ADULTERATED COCAINE INDUCED DIFFUSE SKIN NECROSIS – AN EMERGING CONCERN AND A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE

LEVAMISOLE VASCULITIS

Case Presentation: A 54-year old man with active cocaine use and untreated hepatitis C presented with fever and rash. He last smoked cocaine 4 days prior to admission. In the next several days, tender enlarging [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:30:31+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on LEVAMISOLE VASCULITIS

POST PARTY SYNDROME: OLD SYMPTOMS SHOULD ALWAYS BE REVISITED

Case Presentation: A 57-year-old African-American male, with past medical history of nonischemic cardiomyopathy, moderate aortic insufficiency, HTN, and cocaine abuse presented to the emergency room with complaints of shortness of breath (SOB), and chest pain [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:37:46+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on POST PARTY SYNDROME: OLD SYMPTOMS SHOULD ALWAYS BE REVISITED