Having a patient sit for 30 minutes in a quiet room while undergoing automated serial BP measurements is a valid, useful, office-based alternative to more laborious 24-hour BP monitoring.
Two patients present with hair loss. The first, a 55-year-old gay man presented with patchy-scalp hair loss. The scalp did not itch, burn or hurt, and was not scaly. The other patient, an 8-year-old boy with a several month history of hair loss and palpable lymph nodes. Can you differentiate between the two?
Respiratory problems lead to neurologic damage for the child and financial ruin for the family.
The patient’s family practitioner advised a multivitamin with iron, but she did not comply.