A 37-Year-Old Male with an ‘Itchy’ Lesion on his Face

The patient is a 37-year-old male who presents with a red, round lesion with a fine, scaly plaque on his face which developed over the past month. He also reports seeing similar lesions on his scalp while combing his hair. None of the lesions are painful, though he describes them as “slightly itchy.” No history of injury to the area. View the image and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be …
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Chest Pain in a 44-Year-Old Male: Is It Too Early for Emergent Coronary Intervention?

The patient is a 44-years-old previously healthy male who presents with continuous, typical cardiac chest pain of a few hours’ duration, with no associated symptoms. He reports that this is a first-time occurrence. He also relays that he is a nonsmoker, nonalcoholic with no family history of heart disease. On physical examination, you find his vital signs are stable. Cardiac auscultation reveals normal first and second heart sounds with no murmurs. Labs reveal slightly elevated cardiac enzymes. Other routine laboratory results are within normal ranges. View the ECG and consider …
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A 42-Year-Old Male with an Abnormal ECG

The patient is a 42-year-old male who presents after referral from a diagnostic testing site with an abnormal ECG, obtained during a preoperative evaluation. He reports a history of hypertension and symptomatic inguinal hernia, and acknowledges chronic right groin pain. He is otherwise asymptomatic, including robust exercise tolerance. View the ECG and consider what the diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page. (Case presented by Tom Fadial, MD, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center of Houston McGovern Medical School.) …
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A 58-Year-Old Male with a Painful Mass on His Knee

The patient is a 58-year-old male who presents with a painful mass at the lower aspect of his right knee. He denies any impact to his leg, but reports that the pain started “some time ago,” getting progressively worse. Review the image taken and consider what the diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page …
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A 24-Year-Old Male with Papules in His Mouth

The patient is a 24-year-old male who presents for a pre-employment physical. While undergoing his exam, he mentions being “curious” about tiny papules he noticed recently in his mouth on the inside of his cheek. They seemed to be a group of slightly yellow lesions, present on both sides of his mouth. He reports that they have been there “for a few months,” but they have not caused discomfort so he hasn’t sought care. Consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on …
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