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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Case of the Missing Shaving Blade!

A 41-year-old cognitively impaired man who possibly ingested a shaving blade is presented to the ED. The patient is not in any distress. A chest radiograph is taken. What is seen on the radiograph?
2. A 30-Year-Old Woman With Fever and a Rash A 30-year-old woman presents to the ED with malaise, myalgia, and a spreading purpuric rash, as well as fever and intermittent confusion. What syndrome is suggested by this presentation?
A 25-year-old woman presents to the ED with a 2-day history of left lower quadrant pain, nausea, fever, and a rash. She was recently diagnosed with streptococcal pharyngitis. What is the diagnosis?
A 10-year-old boy visits the pediatrician for a history of multiple fainting spells that are sometimes caused by external events. His father had similar symptoms as a child. What is the diagnosis?
A 9-year-old with a 3-year history of intermittent fever and abdominal pain has tenderness in the left lumbar region and a urine culture that is positive for Escherichia coli. What is the diagnosis?
Source: Medscape CME

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