A 55-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-week history of blisters on his hands. The blisters are tender, break easily after they develop, and occur in different regions on the backs of his hands. Medical history is notable for alcoholic liver disease.
A 52-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-month history of a spreading rash on her back, chest, and arms. She has been using over-the-counter topical glucocorticoids without relief. She does not have any other associated symptoms and otherwise feels
Stool studies for enteric pathogens may identify a precipitant of toxic megacolon but require a minimum of 24 hours before test results are received.
A 26-year-old man is admitted to the emergency department with a 3-day history of dysuria with yellow urethral discharge. Following a physical exam and a Gram stain of urethral discharge, what is the most appropriate treatment?.
Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... is not the most appropriate test.
A. Confirm infection with a nucleic acid amplification test. B. Perform repeat Pap smear following treatment. ... C. Test for cure following treatment. D. Treat the patient's sexual partner.
A 78-year-old man is evaluated for palpitations, worsening fatigue, and exercise intolerance. Two months ago, he was diagnosed with atrial flutter and subsequently underwent cardioversion to normal sinus rhythm. Following a physical exam, lab studies
A 27-year-old man is evaluated for the acute onset of fever, chills, body aches, and dry cough that began last evening after returning home from trimming timber at a saw mill. He has similar symptoms that have been occurring two to three times a
A 27-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of fatigue, arthralgia, and myalgia. She has a history of urinary tract infections. Medications are an oral contraceptive pill and as-needed naproxen for pain. Following a physical exam, lab
A 71-year-old man presents for a routine visit. He has a history of hypertension and atrial fibrillation.