A 52-Year-Old Man with Recent-Onset Dizziness

Case A 52-year-old man presented to urgent care with a 2-day history of dizziness. He denies chest pain, syncope, shortness of breath, or diaphoresis. He is not taking any medications, and has no noteworthy personal medical history. Upon exam, you find: General: Alert and oriented X 3, slightly pale Lungs: CTAB Cardiovascular: Irregularly irregular and tachycardic without murmur, rub, or gallop Abdomen: Soft and NT, no pulsatile mass Ext: No peripheral edema, pulses are 2+ and equal in all extremities View the ECG taken and consider what the diagnosis and …
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A Toddler with a Sudden Limp

Case The patient is a 3-year-old female who is brought to your urgent care center by her parents, who report that she has been limping and crying intermittently seemingly without reason for the past several hours. Her father says she cries acutely when picked up, but that she calms down quickly with comforting. View the images taken (Figure 1 and Figure 2) 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 3-Year-Old Girl with Vesicles on Her Palms and Soles

Case A 3-year-old girl was brought to urgent care with small widespread vesicles, including on her palms and soles. She had begun to develop painful oral vesicles, as well, and was refusing to eat. The rash began a few days after flu-like symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough, and headache. View the photo and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page …
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A 34-Year-Old Woman with an Unidentified Insect Sting

Case The patient is a 34-year-old woman who has just returned from the first camping trip of the year with her family. She relays that 2 days earlier, as she as she was setting up a tent, she “got stung” by something she didn’t see. As she struggled to free herself of the tent fabric, she was stung several more times on her hand and arm. She never saw the culprit. Not long after, she began vomiting and saw that her skin was erythematous. View the photo and consider what …
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A 17-Year-Old Male with Knee Pain After a Fall

Case The patient is a 17-year-old male who presents to urgent care with anterior knee pain after a fall while mountain biking. However, he states that he’d been experiencing pain for an indeterminate period of time before the incident that preceded his visit. View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what the diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page. Figure 1 …
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