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Case Study: Fever and low platelets

Case Study: Fever and low platelets

A 66-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis and hypertension presents to the emergency department for 4 days with right-sided abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and mild diarrhea without blood.

Features Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.

Alternative Meds Update Coal tar: an anti-inflammatory treatment for psoriasis

Coal tar: an anti-inflammatory treatment for psoriasis

Coal tar products are commonly used as a treatment for psoriasis.

Clinical Challenge Case Study: Hyperglycemia, concern for diabetic ketoacidosis, and type 1 diabetes

Case Study: Hyperglycemia, concern for diabetic ketoacidosis, and type 1 diabetes

A 36-year-old man with type 1 diabetes presents to the emergency room with hyperglycemia and possible diabetic ketoacidosis after not taking his insulin for 3 days.

Features Genetic testing: an overview for clinicians

Genetic testing: an overview for clinicians

Understanding genetic testing allows providers to make the most of this resource in patient care.

Alternative Meds Update Alfalfa: weighing the risks and benefits

Alfalfa: weighing the risks and benefits

Long-term use of alfalfa has an immune-stimulating effect and can worsen autoimmune conditions such as lupus and multiple sclerosis.

Features Developmental trauma disorder: the effects of child abuse and neglect

Developmental trauma disorder: the effects of child abuse and neglect

Developmental trauma disorder, not yet officially recognized, results from child maltreatment and has many neurobiologic consequences.

Clinical Challenge Case Study in Urgent Care: Head injury

Case Study in Urgent Care: Head injury

A 71-year-old man is brought to the emergency department by his family after he tripped and fell in his backyard 30 minutes before presentation.

Clinical Challenge An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

Features Rheumatoid arthritis: risk factors, clinical signs, and treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis: risk factors, clinical signs, and treatment

Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are essential to mitigate the cascading events that lead to irreversible joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis.

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