A 55-Year-Old Female with Hip Pain

A 55-Year-Old Female with Hip Pain

The patient is a 55-year-old woman who presents with what she calls minor pain in her left hip. She denies any trauma, and insists the pain “isn’t that bad.” She’s only seeking care as a precautionary measure in advance of a family camping trip. View 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 72-Year-Old Female with Lesions on Her Lower Legs

A 72-Year-Old Female with Lesions on Her Lower Legs

The patient is a 72-year-old woman who complains of multiple skin lesions on her lower legs. She says she first noticed them several months ago, appearing in a net-like pattern, then becoming painful ulcerations, and finally leaving atrophic scars. She is concerned because she had already had several bouts of deep vein thrombosis. View the image taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the …

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A 54-Year-Old Female with Nonproductive Cough and Rhinorrhea

A 54-Year-Old Female with Nonproductive Cough and Rhinorrhea

The patient is a 54-year-old female woman who presents to urgent care with a 3-day history of nonproductive cough with associated rhinorrhea. She does endorse some chest pain after coughing episodes, which resolve with NSAIDs. She otherwise denies nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, or exertional symptoms. Personal medical history is remarkable for hypertension. View the ECG 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 42-Year-Old Male with a New Symmetrical Rash on His Legs

A 42-Year-Old Male with a New Symmetrical Rash on His Legs

The patient is a 42-year-old man who presents with a symmetrical rash of palpable purpura on his legs. He also complains of a fever and arthralgia, but denies any headache or neck pain. He also discloses current infection with the hepatitis C virus. View the image taken 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 6-Year-Old Boy with Foot Pain After Tripping a Day Earlier

A 6-Year-Old Boy with Foot Pain After Tripping a Day Earlier

The patient is a 6-year-old boy who cried out in pain after jumping off the fourth step of the stairs in his house yesterday, landing hard on his feet. His mother reports that he has been limping ever since. She applied ice at home, hoping the pain would resolve overnight. It did not. On exam, you note the pain is located at the base of the first/second metatarsal. View the images taken and consider what …

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A 70-Year-Old Man with Hand Numbness and Pain

A 70-Year-Old Man with Hand Numbness and Pain

The patient is a 70-year-old male who presents to urgent care with numbness, pain, and difficulty opening his hands. His son, who drove his father to the appointment, notes that the skin also looks “bunched up in places.” The physician also observes what look like raised scars. The thumb and index finger seem unaffected. Upon questioning, the patient says he started noticing smooth nodules “a couple years ago.” He attributed that to his many years …

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A 69-Year-Old Man with a 2-Month History of Shortness of Breath and Mild Chest Pain

A 69-Year-Old Man with a 2-Month History of Shortness of Breath and Mild Chest Pain

The patients is a 69-year-old man with shortness of breath and mild chest pain of 2 months duration. He has felt it unnecessary to see his “regular doctor” because his complaints haven’t gotten worse, but conceded to visit urgent care today at the insistence of his family. When asked, he acknowledges a history of congestive heart failure and hypertension. View the ECG and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the …

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An 18-Year-Old Male with Shortness of Breath and ‘Tightness’ in His Chest

An 18-Year-Old Male with Shortness of Breath and ‘Tightness’ in His Chest

The patient is an 18-year-old male who presents to urgent care complaining of 1-day history of intermittent shortness of breath, as well as a sore throat. He reports that he woke up with “chest tightness” and “discomfort.” He is unable to take a deep breath. View 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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