Case In PointA 5-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of cough that had been unresponsive to albuterol.
Diabetes Q&AA 34-year-old woman reports sudden onset of shortness of breath while walking and caring for her 4-week-old daughter.
HypertensionA 26-year-old female presented with intermittent vision changes in her left eye of 5-months' duration. Episodes that lasted 1 to 8 seconds were described as darkening of vision in her left eye, which was worse medially and accompanied by a sensation of tunnel vision in the left eye when standing after waking in the morning.
Lice infestationA 73-year-old white female was becoming increasingly forgetful, reclusive, and had declining medical care in the past year. She presented with confusion, and her daughter-in-law said she was pulling out her hair, scratching, and itching all of her skin for approximately 1 year.
LentigoA 41-year-old female presented with concerns about an enlarging irregular pigmented macule on the left temple that has changed over the last year in both size and color.
Blue NevusA 66-year-old male presented with a small, asymmetrical, 2 mm blue nodule on the sun-exposed portion of his arm of a few months duration. There is no history of trauma and it does not blanch.
fibroxanthomasA 56-year-old male presented with a sudden enlarging tumor on his ear of less than 1 month duration.
encephalopathyA 51-year-old white male with mental disability and known seizure disorder presented to his neurologist with a new onset of headache, dizziness, confusion, weakness, lethargy, and hand tremors.
aphasiaA 76-year-old male was brought to the hospital following a ground-level fall. Despite an initial loss of consciousness, he was at his normal neurological baseline upon hospital admission.
Granulomatous cheilitisA 29-year-old Indian female with a past medical history of right cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis was referred to our clinic from ophthalmology for worsening uveitis.
Radiology QuizAn 18-year-old male comes to your office complaining of right knee pain.
Diabetes Q&ASince type 2 diabetes is associated with multiple physiologic abnormalities, combination therapy may help address many of these concerns concomitantly so as to minimize side effects and provide rapid metabolic balance.
coumadinHome monitoring of blood pressure and blood glucose have become mainstays in the treatment of hypertension and diabetes, allowing patients to take an active role in their disease management.
discitisA 25-month-old white female presented with a 1.5-week history of intermittent, cramping, diffuse abdominal pain, increasing irritability, and decreased activity.
Photo EssayA collection of photo-based cases focused on women's health issues.
antibioticsIt should come as no surprise that physicians have repeatedly (and correctly) been accused of overprescribing antibiotics. The blame is not necessarily one-sided; patients often demand antibiotics to treat even the common cold, despite a total lack of efficacy.
Primary CareAccording to Herbert Fred, MD, “to learn medicine, all you need is a patient, a medical library, and someone who knows more medicine than you do.”
Primary CareJanuary brings with it the start of a fresh year and here, at Consultant, we’re gearing up for a big 2015. In the coming months, you’ll see a continued focus on publishing visually engaging case reports, thematic departments, and compelling features.