Radiology QuizA 26-year-old female comes to your office complaining of chronic left knee pain that has worsened over the last one to two weeks. She describes the pain as, “throbbing and aching.”
nodulesA 77-year-old white man presented for evaluation of an erythematous and erosive nodule of the umbilicus.
ErysipelasA 63-year-old physician (the author) noted 3 days of dark nasal discharge and obstructive crusting, followed by an abrupt illness with fever of 101ºF, chills, malaise, and asthenia.
Actinic KeratosisA 67-year-old Caucasian male presented with a red scaly plaque on his left cheek. The patient reported that the lesion was first noted about 2 years ago and slowly increased in size with time.
LymphomaAn 80-year-old female presented for evaluation of an asymptomatic nodule on her back of at least 3 months duration.
FolliculitisA 79-year-old male presented with a 2-week history of itchy bumps on his chest. He denies any recent exposure, new medications, or recent illnesses.
DermclinicA 28-year-old female presented for evaluation of presumed pilonidal cyst of several years duration to discuss treatment options.
Bone fracturesThis article features a collection of photo-based cases demonstrating fracture-related issues, including Barton fractures, Psoas avulsion fractures, and orbital floor fractures.
leprosyOne of the oldest-known infectious diseases in history, leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, the same family as the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
Diabetes Q&AThis Q&A discusses glucagon, a hormone produced by the alpha cell of the pancreas, and its impact on glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetes..
tarlov cystA 66-year-old man with history of chronic low back pain presents with worsening pain and right-sided sciatic symptoms. Symptoms were partially relieved by anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and analgesics.
vaccinationThe widespread availability and use of the measles vaccine in the United States has been immensely successful and has resulted in a greater than 99% reduction in reported measles cases compared with the pre-vaccine era.
Urinary Tract InfectionsThe medical community has repeatedly been cautioned about the negative impact of unrestrained script-writing, particularly when it comes to antibiotics. Yet over and over again, stories surface about too hasty and too generous antibiotic dispensing.
cardiovascular diseaseThis article presents a hypothetical case and supporting information on the impact of both aspirin and statins on patients in order to help primary care and other healthcare providers gain a better understanding of the pros and cons of both.
Pressure UlcersThe primary care provider may be in the position to diagnose and subsequently direct management of skin failure/KTUs.
FluA 34-year-old female patient requests an office visit after experiencing flu-like symptons for the last few days.
Primary CareSummer 2014 was an anniversary I prefer to minimize. The year marked my 40-year rite of passage since medical school graduation.
IBSBy nature of its symptoms, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) isn’t a topic that gets a lot of play in conversations outside the medical setting.