A 49-year-old woman is evaluated for recurrent burning and itching on her mid-back that have been present for 2 years. Physical examination discloses ill-defined hyperpigmented patches on the mid-back below the medial aspect of the scapulae, as shown
A 62-year-old man is evaluated for an asymptomiatic nodule on his should that has been present for more than 1 year. Skin findings are shown. What is the most likely diagnosis?.
What is the most likely cause of the findings in this high-resolution CT scan?
A 35-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of intermittent chest pain that is retrosternal, lasts for seconds to minutes, is unrelated to exertion, and does not radiate. It is occasionally associated with swallowing. Upper endoscopy is
A 37-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for the acute onset of pain after 2 weeks of bloody diarrhea. The diarrhea has escalated to 15 times per day. She has ulcerative colitis that was diagnosed 2 years ago. She currently takes
Pseudothrombocytopenia is a laboratory artifact in which platelets drawn into an ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-anticoagulated test tube clump and fail to be counted accurately by the automated counter, resulting in a
460 µg/24 h (1,268 nmol/24 h). Urine potassium, spot test:. 45 mEq/L (45 mmol/L) (normal, 17-164 mEq/L [17-164 mmol/L]).
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.
Low-risk patients without evidence of myocardial infarction can be evaluated with an exercise or pharmacologic stress test. ... However, a stress test in a patient with probable acute coronary syndrome could provoke an extension of her myocardial
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.