Chronic pancreatitis stems from a variety of pathogenic entities that result in chronic inflammation, fibrosis, and irreversible damage to the pancreas.
Although most providers are familiar with the symptoms of Lyme disease, coinfection with other tickborne illnesses such as babesiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and human monocytic ehrlichiosis is possible and becoming more prevalent.
Prompt identification of Fournier gangrene is essential, as the condition can have numerous life-threatening complications such as multi-organ failure and death.
Patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea have been shown to have numerous cognitive disturbances, which can lead to poor work performance, work errors, and poor quality of life.
When administered correctly, the Mantoux test can be an invaluable tool for the detection of tuberculosis.
Gynecomastia is the most common male breast disease, occurring in up to 57% of men.
With the direct correlation between metformin use and vitamin B12 deficiency established, implementation of guidelines for B12 screening should be considered.
Detecting previously undiagnosed, asymptomatic AF may help to prevent future thromboembolic events and the onset of symptoms, and may reduce AF-related morbidity and hospitalizations.
For optimal results, a multifaceted approach should be used for management of patients with atopic dermatitis.
Every day, low health literacy results in patients’ misunderstanding the instructions of their clinicians, sometimes with very serious consequences.