The gastrointestinal tract is home to microorganisms that exist in close relation with host cells. The microbes in the gut are estimated to comprise 1000 to 1200 bacterial species and at least 100 trillion bacteria, the majority of which are in the colon.
An 84-year-old Filipina with no personal or known family history of skin cancer presented to the dermatology clinic with a lesion on her lower back that had been present for the past 5 years.
A 17-month-old boy was referred to a pediatric dermatology clinic for evaluation of a facial rash that had been present since age 6 months. The patient’s mother reported that the eruption had initially started as papules on the right cheek and subsequently spread to the left, with new papules appearing gradually over time.
A 22-year-old man with morbid obesity presented to our clinic with a painless lump in his upper abdominal wall that had grown by 30% to 40% from October 2019 to January 2020.
A 62-year-old White man presented to our emergency department with symptoms of right-sided facial numbness and dysarthria. He also had been having abdominal pain for the previous 5 days, which was associated with nonbloody diarrhea.
A 23-year-old white man presented to the emergency department with nonradiating epigastric abdominal pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting for 2 to 3 days.
A 70-year-old man with a medical history significant for well-controlled type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity presented to our primary care clinic for a diabetic retinopathy screen with the clinic’s new retinal scanner.
In this research report, the authors aimed to determine the frequency and clinical characteristics of abnormal sucrase activity in pediatric patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy and disaccharidase analysis.
A 13-year-old boy presented with his parents to his general practitioner with a skipping heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pressure. He was an athlete and had experienced 4 such episodes in 7 months—3 had occurred during physical exertion and 1 at rest.
A 68-year-old man with a medical history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presented to our emergency department with intermittent abdominal pain, which had been present for 2 months. The episodes of abdominal pain were localized to the umbilical region, with each episode lasting for a couple of minutes and subsiding spontaneously.