The patient is unable to touch his toes. Straight-leg-raising test results are normal.
What is the most likely cause of the findings in this high-resolution CT scan?
A 27-year-old man is evaluated for leg pain. The patient is moderately obese (BMI=33) and had been sedentary until recently, when he joined a health club. However, after only a few minutes on the treadmill, he develops progressive pain in both his
A 20-year-old male college student is having trouble sleeping because of an itchy rash on his hands and inner aspect of his arm.
A 60-year-old man is evaluated for new-onset monocular cloudy vision of the left eye that began 4 hours ago. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. His current medications are aspirin, simvastatin, lisinopril, metoprolol, and
A 37-year-old man is evaluated for a 4-month history of progressively worsening red, scaly lesions involving the scalp, trunk, and extremities. During the past month, he also has had pain in the hands and feet and has lost 4.5 kg (10.0 lb). Aspirin
A 55-year-old white man has a several-year history of epigastric pain and daily heartburn without dysphagia or weight loss.
A 48-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on her legs, arthralgia and myalgia, low-grade fever, and fatigue of 4 weeks' duration.
A 67-year-old woman is evaluated for the abrupt onset of right-sided pleuritic chest pain and moderate dyspnea seemingly triggered by an episode of vigorous coughing during symptoms typical of an upper respiratory infection. She smokes and has COPD.
This is the best test when looking for blood, Dr. Paauw said. ... Outside tests include a normal CBC, ESR, TSH, SMA 20, Monospot test, and negative HIV test.