These acrostic-like puzzles, by ACP AssociateMember Justin Vader, MD, will test your medical knowledge and, we hope, provide a bitof fun. ... A: Babesia microtiB: Capnocytophaga canimorsusC: Rickettsia rickettsiiD: Vibrio vulnificus. See Test Yourself,
A 37-year-old woman is evaluated for an episode of blood in her urine. She notes the passage of red-colored urine that resolved spontaneously and was not associated with her menstrual cycle. She reports having had several similar episodes in the past
pneumoniaC: Heart failureD: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisE: Sarcoidosis. See Test Yourself, page 14, for answer.
B: Immediate surgeryC: Start infliximabD: Start intravenous hydrocortisone. See Test Yourself, page 12, for answer.
A 46-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of a rash during the summertime. She is otherwise well and takes no medications. Following a physical exam, exam of the rash, and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?.
A 48-year-old man is evaluated for a 7-year history of spreading plaques associated with dry, itchy skin. He has no other significant medical history and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and chest radiograph, what is the most
A 72-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-year history of progressively impaired gait and balance. He reports that he walks more slowly and is not as agile as he used to be, attributing a recently increased number of falls to not paying enough
A 28-year-old woman is evaluated after a 4-hour self-limited episode of palpitations. The symptoms occurred while at work yesterday.
Absolute neutrophil count:. 400/µL (0.4 10. 9. /L). Direct Coombs (antiglobulin) test:.
A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for multiple areas of scaling and rough skin on her forehead and cheeks, the backs of her hands, and forearms. These areas are painless but persist despite application of moisturizer. She is in good overall health