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Infectious Arthritis

At a Glance Infectious arthritis may be due to many different microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, mycobacteria, and viruses. Septic arthritis generally refers to a bacterial process, but the entity also includes infection due to fungi and mycobacteria. Septic arthritis is considered a rheumatologic emergency because of the potential for rapid joint destruction and patient decompensation.…
Hospital Medicine

Autoimmune hepatitis (lupoid hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis)

Autoimmune hepatitis (lupoid hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis) I. What every physician needs to know. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is also known historically as chronic aggressive hepatitis, plasma cell hepatitis, lupoid hepatitis and chronic active hepatitis. It is a form of chronic hepatitis that is characterized by immunologic and autoimmunologic features; two types have been identified on…
Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pemphigus vulgaris (ICD-10 code L 10.0) Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Continue Reading Determine the scope of mucosal and cutaneous disease: Ask whether patients have pain with eating, swallowing, or sexual intercourse. Ask about aggravating factors, which can include stress, ultraviolet radiation, menses, recent vaccinations,…
Critical Care Medicine

Respiratory Failure in Sickle cell anemia; Acute Chest Syndrome

Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS) Synonyms Continue Reading Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) Related Conditions Vaso-occlusive Crisis (VOC), Sickle Cell Crisis, Acute Lung Injury (ALI), Sickle Cell Chronic Lung Disease (SCCLD), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 1. Description of the problem Pulmonary complications account for a significant proportion of morbidity and mortality in patients with…
Pediatrics

Croup

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has croup? What are the typical findings for this disease? The classic triad of symptoms in viral croup include stridor, a barking (deep) cough, and laryngitis. Stridor is a harsh, almost crowing sound made during inspiration, distinguishing it from expiratory sounds such as…
Hospital Medicine

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (pre-dialysis) I. Problem/Condition. Pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common medical problem affecting more than 26 million Americans. Defined by a decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or by chronic functional and or structural kidney abnormalities, CKD is under recognized, poorly quantitated and is usually not the primary cause for hospitalization.…
Pediatrics

Sepsis and septic shock

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has sepsis or septic shock? What are the typical findings for this disease? Sepsis is the clinical condition characterized by a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (termed “SIRS”) that occurs in response to a pathogenic infection. The presence of infection is necessary to differentiate…
Pediatrics

Community-acquired pneumonia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has community-acquired pneumonia? What are the typical findings for this disease? The common signs and symptoms associated with pneumonia in children vary by age, responsible pathogen, and severity of the infection. For the majority of children with pneumonia, the triad of fever, cough,…
Infectious Diseases

Acute Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP and VAP/HAP)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Acute Community-Acquired Pneumonia? What should you expect to find? Symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of acute pneumonia include cough (80-90%) that may or may not be productive of sputum, shortness of breath, and fever. Nonrespiratory symptoms may also be present; these include…
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