Tuberculosis

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‘WHEN THE STORM COMES BEFORE THE CALM’ – FROM AN OBSCURE NECK MASS TO CORD COMPRESSION

Case Presentation: A 34 year old Filipino male with a past medical history of recently diagnosed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB), presents to the emergency room on October 30th 2018, complaining of intermittent [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:41:02+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on ‘WHEN THE STORM COMES BEFORE THE CALM’ – FROM AN OBSCURE NECK MASS TO CORD COMPRESSION

INVESTIGATION OF UNUSUAL HYPERCALCEMIA IN A PATIENT WITH CKD5 LEADS TO DIAGNOSIS OF DISSEMINATED EXTRAPULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 77 year old Filipino male with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5, Diabetes Type 2, stage I diastolic congestive heart failure and hypertension who presented with dyspnea and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:32:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on INVESTIGATION OF UNUSUAL HYPERCALCEMIA IN A PATIENT WITH CKD5 LEADS TO DIAGNOSIS OF DISSEMINATED EXTRAPULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

IT’S ALWAYS IN THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK: AA AMYLOIDOSIS SECONDARY TO TB LYMPHADENITIS

Case Presentation: A 67-year-old Fijean woman presented to the emergency department with three weeks of fevers, chills, weakness, watery non-bloody diarrhea, and unintentional 15lb weight loss. She had no recent travel, sick contacts, changes in [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:20+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on IT’S ALWAYS IN THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK: AA AMYLOIDOSIS SECONDARY TO TB LYMPHADENITIS

THE FALLACY OF “TB RULE-OUT”: NEGATIVE AFB SMEAR/CULTURE AND BAYESIAN REASONING ERROR

Case Presentation: A 83-year-old woman of Chinese origin with remote history of breast cancer and pulmonary fibrosis of unknown etiology presented to care with one month of fevers, night sweats, malaise, and cough. After three [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:32:04+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on THE FALLACY OF “TB RULE-OUT”: NEGATIVE AFB SMEAR/CULTURE AND BAYESIAN REASONING ERROR