What's the Take Home?A 63-year-old woman presented for further evaluation of possible liver disease. Approximately 8 months previously, she had undergone a routine physical examination with laboratory testing.
PhotoclinicIngestion of foreign bodies is a frequent occurrence among children, with coins being the most common in the United States and Europe.
Case In PointA 29-year-old man presented with worsening of pain and swelling in the posterior aspect of the right thigh, which had been associated with subjective fever 2 days prior to presentation.
PhotoclinicH pylori is a microaerophilic, spiral-shaped, gram-negative bacterial species that is linked to many GI tract diseases.
Travel MedicineWhen patients present with signs and symptoms that raise suspicion for meningitis, primary care providers should ask about recent travel to Hawaii.
PhotoclinicA computed tomography scan of the brain showed a right frontal hematoma measuring 3.4 × 2.0 cm with mild edema and no midline shift.
Photo QuizUrinalysis results were suggestive of urinary tract infection. Computed tomography scans of the abdomen/pelvis were obtained
DermclinicNevus of Ota is a hamartoma of dermal melanocytes that is congenital and can present at birth or during puberty, as in this patient’s case.
MedicineHippocrates’ teachings have withstood centuries of scrutiny and are perhaps as relevant today as they were back then.
DermclinicUrticaria tends to come and go, unlike these lesions, which have been present for a few days.
PhotoclinicA 15-year-old girl presented for a well-child visit. During the review of systems, she stated that she had had vaginal pain on and off since 8 years of age.
DermatologyHere is a series of 4 case reports pertaining to dermatologic disorders.
What's Your Diagnosis?Nevus lipomatosus superficialis is a hamartoma that is characterized by the presence of ectopic mature adipose tissue in the dermis.
DermclinicKeratoacanthoma is characterized by rapid growth over a few weeks to months, typically followed by spontaneous resolution over 4 to 6 months in most cases.
doctor's storiesMedicine is an art, and in this era of cost concerns and less-is-more diagnostics, the physician must truly be an artist.
EditorialThis issue offers an innovative review article on the 5 Keys to Healthy Lifestyle Change and a pair of thought-provoking essays.
NutritionThe keys represent 5 different but interrelated and interdependent areas of focus.