Volume 52 - Issue 1 - January 2012

Consultant

Gangrene
Gangrene
05/25/2016
A 59-year-old man with diabetes presented with a 4-day history of an increasingly painful, swollen left foot.
05/25/2016
02/29/2016

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor
Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practices adult and pediatric dermatology in Overland Park, Kan.

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatol...
A 39-year-old woman, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is concerned about a red, slightly tender spot on her forearm.
02/29/2016
02/29/2016

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor
Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practices adult and pediatric dermatology in Overland Park, Kan.

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatol...
For a few months, a 47-year-old man has noted a persistent, asymptomatic patch on his upper arm.
02/29/2016
02/29/2016

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor
Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practices adult and pediatric dermatology in Overland Park, Kan.

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatol...
The parents of an 8-year-old boy seek evaluation of a red patch on their son’s shoulder.
02/29/2016
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
01/19/2012
<p>Although the number of persons with tuberculosis (TB) disease in the United States is at an all-time low (11,182 total cases in 2010), about 4% of the US population, or 11 million people,...
01/19/2012
Lichen planus
Lichen planus
01/19/2012
These sublingual lesions developed in a 25-year-old man.
01/19/2012
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
01/19/2012

CONSTANTINE BOUROPOULOS, MD, and DEMETRIOS PAPAIOANNIDES, MD
Arta, Greece

CONSTANTINE BOUROPOULOS, MD, and DEMETRIOS PAPAIOANNIDES, MD Arta, Greece
An 88-year-old man was hospitalized with the chief complaints of lower abdominal pain and irritative bladder symptoms.
01/19/2012
Lichen planus
Lichen planus
01/19/2012

TAINA A. TREVINO, MD, HILLARY F. COHEN, and JASON RUBIN, MD
Tufts Medical Center, Boston

TAINA A. TREVINO, MD, HILLARY F. COHEN, and JASON RUBIN, MDTufts Medical Center, Boston...
<p>For 5 days, a 19-year-old boy had nasal congestion, dry and itchy eyes, edematous lips, nausea, and sore throat. </p>
01/19/2012
Pyogenic Granuloma
Pyogenic Granuloma
01/19/2012

EMILY N. KINSEY and BARBARA B. WILSON, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

EMILY N. KINSEY and BARBARA B. WILSON, MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine, Cha...
<p>The lesion on this 7-month-old boy’s forehead developed several weeks earlier after minor trauma to the area. It had rapidly enlarged and become irritated.</p>
01/19/2012
Tinea
Tinea
01/19/2012

JOE R. MONROE, MPAS, PA-C
Tulsa, Oklahoma

JOE R. MONROE, MPAS, PA-CTulsa, Oklahoma
<p>These hypopigmented ovoid lesions appeared each year in the spring and persisted into the early fall. The 23-year-old patient reported that the lesions were asymptomatic. A potassium hydroxide...
01/19/2012
bacterial meningitis
bacterial meningitis
01/19/2012

Ronald N. Rubin, MD—Series Editor
Temple University
Dr Rubin is professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and chief of clinical hematology in the department of medicine at Temple University Hospital, both in Philadelphia.   

Ronald N. Rubin, MD—Series Editor Temple University Dr Rubin is professor of medicine a...
<p>A 45-year-old African American man is admitted to the hospital with unremitting fever, severe headache, rigors, and a cough. Three days earlier he had sought medical attention at a health clinic...
01/19/2012
nsaid
nsaid
01/19/2012

GREGORY W. RUTECKI, MD—Series Editor
University of South Alabama 
Dr Rutecki is professor of medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile.He is also a member of the editorial board of CONSULTANT.

 
GREGORY W. RUTECKI, MD—Series Editor University of South Alabama  Dr Rutecki is pr...
<p>A chink in the NSAID armor began with a host of gastrointestinal complications. Then followed reports of serious renal injury. Lately, certain NSAIDs (selective COX-2 inhibitors) were suspected of...
01/19/2012
01/19/2012

WILBERT S. ARONOW, MD
New York Medical CollegeDr Aronow is professor of medicine, department of medicine and the divisions of cardiology, geriatrics, and pulmonary/critical care, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

 

WILBERT S. ARONOW, MD New York Medical CollegeDr Aronow is professor of medicine, ...
Hypertension in the elderly is an important issue in geriatric medicine, particularly as the US population ages.
01/19/2012
HPV
HPV
01/19/2012

Larissa Hirsch, MD
Medical Editor for KidsHealth.orgCharles A. Pohl, MD—Series Editor: Dr Pohl is professor of pediatrics and associate dean of student affairs and career counseling at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Larissa Hirsch, MD Medical Editor for KidsHealth.orgCharles A. Pohl, MD—Series Editor: ...
<p>A new study identifies factors that influence initiation and completion of HPV vaccination.</p> <p> </p> <div> </div>
01/19/2012
roseola infantum
roseola infantum
01/19/2012

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD
University of CalgaryDr Leung is clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Calgary and pediatric consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD University of CalgaryDr Leung is clinical professor of pediat...
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01/19/2012
Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata
01/19/2012

NOAH S. SCHEINFELD, MD, JD
Columbia University 
Dr Scheinfeld is assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University and assistant attending physician at St Luke’s–Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospitals in New York.

 
NOAH S. SCHEINFELD, MD, JD Columbia University  Dr Scheinfeld is assistant clinica...
<p><strong>ABSTRACT:</strong> Inherited or “pattern” baldness affects many more men than women. The hair loss pattern differs between the sexes. In men, the hair loss usually...
01/19/2012
HIV
HIV
01/19/2012
Despite use of antiretroviral therapy, infections cause morbidity and mortality in people with HIV, and exposure to opportunistic pathogens remains a concern.
01/19/2012
Feature
Feature
01/19/2012

PAUL GLEICH, MD
University of Minnesota
Dr Gleich is assistant professor in the department of urology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. Previously, Dr Gleich was chairman and director of the Frederic Foley urology training program.
 

PAUL GLEICH, MD University of Minnesota Dr Gleich is assistant professor in the de...
Consider the possibility of bladder outlet obstruction in any man over the age of 50, but also keep an open mind with younger men. Remember, however, that not all voiding problems result from benign...
01/19/2012
Tinea Corporis
Tinea Corporis
01/18/2012

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor
Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practices adult and pediatric dermatology in Overland Park, Kan.

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor Dr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatol...
For the past few weeks, pruritic patches have been erupting on a 38-year-old man’s extremities. He recalls that similar lesions occurred during the past 2 winters. The patient has a history of seasonal...
01/18/2012
01/18/2012

BARRY J. WU, MD, FACP
Yale University
Dr Wu is clinical professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He is also associate program director of internal medicine and internal medicine clerkship director at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Conn.

BARRY J. WU, MD, FACP Yale University Dr Wu is clinical professor of medicine at Yale S...
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01/18/2012
Primary Care
Primary Care
01/18/2012

GREGORY W. RUTECKI, MD
University of South Alabama
Dr Rutecki is professor of medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. He is also a member of the editorial board of CONSULTANT.


GREGORY W. RUTECKI, MD University of South Alabama Dr Rutecki is professor of medicine ...
<p>Would it be silly to ask, “Is the history and physical examination worth performing anymore?” especially in this era of high-technology medicine? Does it matter if the diagnosis is made by the...
01/18/2012