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LOOKING FOR DRESS AT THE WRONG ADDRESS: AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF PANCREATITIS

Case Presentation: A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute onset of fevers, myalgias and generalized erythematous rash after taking five weeks of Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for acute prostatitis. Vital signs were notable for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:32:20+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on LOOKING FOR DRESS AT THE WRONG ADDRESS: AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF PANCREATITIS

TERIFLUNAMIDE INDUCED CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE SEPSIS: A RARE ADVERSE REACTION WITH AN INTERESTING SOLUTION

Case Presentation: Teriflunomide is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor used in management of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS). Leflunomide is the active agent which has been used in rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic diarrhea has been associated with [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:06:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on TERIFLUNAMIDE INDUCED CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE SEPSIS: A RARE ADVERSE REACTION WITH AN INTERESTING SOLUTION

THE PARADOX OF PREVENTION: SIMULTANEOUS TOXICITIES OF A COMMON ANTIBIOTIC

Case Presentation: A 66-year-old woman presented as a hospital transfer for further evaluation of 1 week of abdominal pain and jaundice and several months of a worsening dry cough and dyspnea. These were respectively attributed [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:15+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on THE PARADOX OF PREVENTION: SIMULTANEOUS TOXICITIES OF A COMMON ANTIBIOTIC

WHY ARE MY ARMS PURPLE?

Case Presentation: A 68-year-old man presented with dyspnea, wheezing and productive cough. He was hypoxemic and a chest radiograph revealed a left lower lobe infiltrate and he was admitted with a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:40+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on WHY ARE MY ARMS PURPLE?